Change of Purpose


I am sitting at the airport, awaiting my flight home. I will be boarding shortly. I am ready to come home. The time away has been fabulous on many levels but I need to be moving on and paying attention to some other things. I am sure I will sleep on the plane. My brain is tired, my body cranky a bit. My spirit feels somewhat weary too. These leave-takings are never easy for me.

I came across this boat on one of my walks along White Rock beach. I wondered its story–how did it get there, what had it seen in life, who had explored the waters with it, and when had it arrived here. I am curious by nature. I also questioned what its purpose was now, here on this shore. Would it provide housing for other creatures now? Would it make children squeal with delight as they explored it? What could it be used for now?

In the twinkling of an eye, situations can change, purposes can shift.  Be grateful.



Reflection Questions

What is your current purpose?

What state is your boat in right now?


God, show me my purpose. Restore me. Amen.

About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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