Time on a ship, by John Barnard

Time on a ship

Life on a ship is governed by time. From the moment a seaman joins his ship, he starts to mark the days on the calendar to the time that he should return home.

Time for keeping watch on deck or in the engine room.
Time for meals and sleep.
Time to sail on the ebb or high tide,
Time to berth in a new port.

We are often told by the seamen, that just knowing we were there on the ship is such an encouragement and means so much for them, even if they do not have much time to speak to us.

The time we spend with seamen, however brief, is never wasted or unappreciated.


  1. Posted September 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    life on a ship governed by time,that is true and thanks for scfs i have time to returned my life to God.

  2. Leollylene Mondares
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I really appreciate the way you have given your life to share God’s word. My husband also told me that he met you alreay in the ship. My husband name is Eric Mondares. he received a magazine, bible and letter from seamen christian friend society. thnak God and I praise Him for using your life as port missionary.

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