I want a Submarine

May 23, 2012

I want a submarine.  Which is bizarre since I have never really wanted a submarine, except when I was 12.  But I want one now.  It doesn’t have to be fancy or even yellow, any old sub will do as long as it floats when it is supposed to and doesn’t float when it not supposed to. 
So what has brought about this sudden desire to become a submariner?   My recent discovery that the U.S. congress has told me that I can’t.  It seems in 2008 Congress passed a law making it illegal for me, Denn Guptill, to own and/or operate a submersible or semi-submersible vessel on the high seas, in international waters outside the normal territorial jurisdiction of the United States of America.  Can you imagine?  Who do they think they are? 
Often our response to God’s laws is just as silly and irrational.  If God says we can’t do it then by golly  we’re going to do it, even when we know that God puts those guidelines in place for our own benefit and safety.  Who does he think He is?  God of course, and we are supposed to obey Him because we love Him. 
But back to the point, does anyone know where I can buy a sub?  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.