The 16 year old adventurer was feared lost at sea yesterday on her attempt to sail around the world by herself.
That sets off two waves…one of prayer requests for her safety and another, larger, one condemning her parents for allowing her to take such a great risk at such a young age.
Her parents have been called everything from idiots to child abusers and worse.
I think this kid is wonderful…simply wonderful.
She spent her life acquiring skills and developing a passion for something…then wanted to test those skills doing what she was passionate about.
She’s lived more in 16 years than some will in their entire lifetimes.
She is living her life taking calculated risks, experiencing the joys of success and the lessons of failure, and refusing to be a prisoner of fear or the opinions of others who live their lives out in scheduled banality.
Would that we had more people with such life and passion in the church…and “parents” in the faith to support them.
I’m still praying for Abby…that she not only survives, but tries all over again.
I’m also praying that God keeps the “Abby” in me alive, and ignites that spark in others.
Without that spark, we’re already dead anyway.