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US Airways Flight 1549 January 20, 2009

Filed under: Current events,Scripture — Amy @ 05:18


plane1The airplane that went down in the Hudson strikes fear in the hearts of many of us.  I can imagine the panic that must course through one’s veins as the realization of imminent disaster becomes clear.  

The pilot, Chelsey Sullenberger, made a beautiful landing and saved the lives of 155 people.  This crash had a happy ending for everyone on board.  Why, then, did I immediately decide that my trip to Florida in March would be much more fun if I drove?  It sealed the deal.  The price was too high, the flight times were too  inconvenient.  Really, I would rather drive the 14 hours.  

 Proverbs 3:25 “Have no fear of sudden disaster …”

But, I do.  I want to be brave and bold in the way I live my life, but many times I go to great lengths to be safe…or what I think is safe.

There are other reasons to drive rather than fly, but my decision wouldn’t have been so easy if not for the crash this weekend.

What “sudden disaster” do you fear?  How do you ease your fears?




2 Responses to “US Airways Flight 1549”

  1. Karen C Says:

    My problem is that I like to be in control and I have the false sense of security that driving is me being in control. While flying I give up control to someone else. While really only God is in control. Once I can accept that truth it sure helps with the panic feelings that I have when someone else is doing the driving/flying.

    Sounds good, now if only I can live it. That is the hard part. I have been on planes that I was not sure would make it, but they did. I have watched a plane explode in the sky and known all aboard were lost. (1981 Air force plane over Jud.) I have seen car wrecks here on the Highway where someone lost their life. It all goes back to always be prepared to meet God.

    Not easy to always be prepared. Satan has no problem making us doubt our preparedness, then we panic. Oh to always be able to listen to God and never hear Satan.

  2. Stephanie E. Says:

    I agree with Karen completely. Intellectually I know God is in control, but I don’t always live that way–and I know it’s from fear. Maybe not just of death, but also of struggles God will allow in my life to make me grow. I want to have stronger faith, to be more compassionate, to be more patient, etc. but I want to wake up that way tomorrow. I don’t want to have to go through the life experiences that will make me that way. One of the most beautiful yet scary verses in the Bible to me is when Job says, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him.” But can’t you just imagine the peace you’d have if you truly felt that way?

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