It occurs to me that we don't know whether we are still blessed with God's presence amongst us. Has anyone received any heavenly intimations (or, for that matter, visitations) recently?
I used to think of God as being a Wooden Boatie in secret. He seemed to have our welfare and interests at heart, and to make His presence known to we mortals here on the WoodenBoat Forum -- well, not frequently perhaps, but sufficiently often to reassure us that He was still on Our Side.
But is He? Is the August Presence still lurking here, unheard and unseen? Are our secret wishes and desires still known, and our feet still guided firmly on The Way? Will we still be accepted eventually into that great Wooden Boat Marina in the sky?
Or are we doomed to a Plastic Purgatory? Have we, alas, been abandoned? Has our God Himself (or Herself, or Itself, and Heaven forfend,) actually apostasised?' Does God now really favour the Fibreglass Freaks, the Plastic Ponces who contribute to other bulletin boards?? Is God now smiling down on the (gasp, shudder) CWBB, for instance? Why have we not had any indications of his continuing presence? Is He in fact presently absent? Or only merely absently present?
God, are you still there? Are you still listening to us? We implore you, give us a sign.