Chris G. Vaillancourt

Silver Star - 3,046 Points (April 5,1959-june 2016 / Canada)

The Boat In The Window - Poem by Chris G. Vaillancourt

A young boy spent many hours building a little sailboat,
crafting it down to the finest detail. He then took it to a

nearby river to sail it. When he put it in the water, however,
it moved away from him very quickly. Though he chased

it along the bank, he couldn't keep up with it. The strong
wind and current carried the boat away. The heartbroken

boy knew how hard he would have to work to build another
sailboat. Farther down the river, a man found the little boat,

took it to town, and sold it to a shopkeeper. Later that day,
as the boy was walking through town, he noticed the boat in

a store window. Entering the store, he told the owner that the
boat belonged to him. It had his own little marks on it, but he

couldn't prove to the shopkeeper that the boat was his. The man
told him the only way he could get the boat was to buy it. The

boy wanted it back so badly that he did exactly that. As he took
the boat from the hand of the shopkeeper, he looked at it and said,

'Little boat, you're twice mine. I made you and I bought you.'
In the same way, we belong twice to Someone. He both created us

and paid a great price for us. With the blood of His Son, we have been
redeemed and reunited with Him. His Son gave His life to get us back,

yet so often we show such little gratitude for what He has done for
us. We focus on the little boat, but we ignore His eternal message.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2015

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