STEP INTO THE BOAT

Step into the boat and sail,
hold each other's hand;
you can go anywhere together:
sailing on his ocean, underneath his sky, guided by his shining stars through the night, through the night — he will be your light!

Step into the wind and fly, hold each other's hand; you can go anywhere together:
gliding on his breezes, riding on the wind
— all the songs he teaches you, you can sing,
you can sing — he will be your wings!

Step into the road and run,
hold each other's hand;
you can go anywhere together:
running down his valleys, resting in his shade, guided by his shining sun everyday,
everyday — he will be your way!


© 1985 Robin Mann


 

Thanks ...

Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
Ray Shillabeer.
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.

THANKS, RAY!!