Thursday, November 13, 2014

Another Great Article by Mark Mallett: A Tale of Five Popes and a Great Ship

A Tale of Five Popes and a Great Ship

THERE once was a Great Ship that sat in the spiritual harbour of Jerusalem. Its Captain was Peter with eleven Lieutenants at his side. They had been given a Great Commission by their Admiral:
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. (Matt 28:19-20)
But the Admiral instructed them to remain anchored until thewinds came.
Behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high. (Acts 24:49)
Then It came. A strong, driving Wind that filled their sails (1) and overflowed their hearts with remarkable courage. Looking up toward his Admiral, who gave him a nod, Peter strode to the bow of the Ship. The anchors were pulled, the Ship pushed off, and the course was set, with the Lieutenants following closely by in their own vessels. He then walked to the bow of the Great Ship. Acts 2:2