I just got back from a week's vacation, and had the privilege of seeing "cabin on the lake" culture up close. More or less, it seems to me that many people go to their cabins to escape workaday lives and (probably more importantly) get away from their "stuff." Ironically, many people begin their lives more or less in a cabin, sweat to accumulate the stuff to fill a 4000 square foot house and a storage unit or five, and then proceed to spend a few hundred grand more to get back into the cabin they started out in.
John Piper once noted that the service of Christ might require us to give up dreams of a house on the lake. He's right in a way, but perhaps we might even more strongly consider staying in the cabin we started out in instead.
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