An elderly pastor was once asked, “If you were stranded on an island and could have one book with you, which book would you choose?”
Of course, the expected answer was, “The Bible.”
But the pastor said, without hesitation, “If I was stranded on an island and could have just one book, I’d choose a book that tells me how to build a boat.”
You and I were drowning in a sea of addiction and sin. Then God stepped in, in the person of Jesus Christ, that first Christmas morning. It was through him that God provided the boat.
The Gospels proclaim, “For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
Recovery Step: I can’t imagine a better day than today to start a new life, committed to sobriety and to the One who makes it possible. It’s time to jump in the boat.