The Bounty

17 Jun

The Bounty…

Fletcher Christian was my great uncle and namesake. Yes the story “Mutiny on the Bounty” is true. In the course of the mutiny, nine mutineers along with six native island men and twelve native women of Tahiti went ashore on the black sands of Pitcairn Island in 1790. They soon started distilling alcohol, and the new colony descended into depravity and debauchery.

But the story has a little-known surprise ending. Within ten years, only a few of the original mutineers survived, now surrounded by native women and children. One day, while going through a chest from the mother ship, the “Bounty,” Fletcher found a Bible. He began reading it and teaching it to the others.

It transformed his life and ultimately the lives of all the islanders. In 1808, the USS Topas landed on Pitcairn Island. They found a thriving colony that had no alcohol, no jail, and no crime. That’s the power of the Gospel; to change a tragic story into a story of blessing.

So, too, for the story of your life and for every situation in your life: Apply His word, and your story will also become a blessed story!

For which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. 2 Timothy 2:9

Apply the story of the Gospel to every part of your life, especially those untouched parts, and let God have His way.

Walk daily with God at your side!!

Love always,

Ed

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