|Source: Wellington City Libraries|
Yesterday marked 45 years since this famous New Zealand maritime disaster occured. For more information go to http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/wahine-disaster. If you're ever in Wellington, I sincerely recommend that you check out the Museum of Wellington City & Sea as it has a display devoted to this disaster.
Years ago, I read a book called No Safe Harbour by New Zealand author David Hill and while I now feel that it's not the greatest read (some of the language and attitudes in it were not necessary), it still is good at portraying this disaster. To me, the Wahine disaster illustrates in a similar way to the Titanic (though on a much smaller scale) that life is short and fragile. Fifty-one of the people on this ship had no idea when it left Lyttleton that they would never get to Wellington alive.
- Treat each day as if it was your last!
- Serve God wholeheartedly now!
- Do not try and put of dealing with sin in your life saying "I'll deal with it tomorrow..." for tomorrow may never come!
- If you are not yet right with God, ask Him to be the Master of your life.