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June 27, 2007

The U.S.S. Oriskany

Oriskany Chuck Colson's recent BreakPoint commentary about Christians being good stewards of the earth's resources made me think of where my husband, daughter and I spent last Saturday -- diving the world's largest artificial reef, made from the U.S.S. Oriskany some 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, FL. The retired aircraft carrier was reefed just over a year ago, and is already covered in marine life. There was something utterly delightful in seeing her in her new role -- not a weapon of war, but a home for hundreds of sea creatures. In my mind, her new incarnation makes me anticipate all the more the day when the Prince of Peace will finally bring peace upon the earth and turn "swords into plowshares" (Isaiah 2:4) ... and, perhaps, more ships into reefs.

(Photo courtesy of VisitPensacola.com)

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Mark Wilkerson

Diane, good, but as a Gulf Coast fisherman what I am really interested in is the number and size of snapper and grouper you found.

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