The first thought that came to my mind when I saw him land in the water's edge was Abraham. "Like a stranger in a foreign country;" (Hebrews 11:9). Unlike Abraham, he didn't make his home here. He was just stopping off for a short time on the way to his final destination.
As a Christian, I feel more and more like a stranger in a foreign country. It seems as if each passing day brings us more change and not for the better. The traditional family structure is eroding. Parents murder their babies. Children murder their parents. To a large part of the population, morals are unnecessary. But this is not our promised land. We are just stopping off here for a time until Jesus calls us to our final destination.
Life is Good,