God has enlisted us in his navy and placed us on his ship. The boat has one purpose-to carry us safely to the other shore.
This is no cruise ship; it's a battleship. We aren't called to a life of leisure; we are called to a life of service. Each of ushas a different task. Some, concerned with those who are drowning, are snatching people from the water. Others are occupied with the enemy, so they man the cannons of prayer and worship. Still others devote themselves to the crue, feeting and training the crew members.
Though different, we are the same. Each can tell of a personal encounter with the captian, for each has received a personal call.
We each followed him across the gangplank of his grace onto the same boat. There is one captian and one destination. Though the battle is fierce, the boat is safe, for our captian is God. The ship will not sink. For that, there is no concern.
From: Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado