Navigating Storms of Life

Life's storms may hit the most unexpected people.

Recently, a Malaysian airline flight MH370 that flew out of Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, went missing a few hours after into it's flight.  Many speculations and theories.  The world suddenly become abuzz with overnight aviation specialist and arm chair critics.  Sad but that's the reality of life in this world.

The blame game, conspiracy theory, terrorist attack, suicide, racist remarks, you just name it, you will hear it especially in this age of information technology where internet is the king of evil and good.

Thank God that this incident has brought so many countries with different ideology offering to help. There is still humanity left in this world!  However, progress is slow even with all the latest gizmos and technology, what remain the truth is that the plane is still not found after 5 days.  Prayer goes out to those waiting in pain and agony; not knowing the fate of their love ones.

I can relate to the families, as I went through similar painful waiting during the 1995 Tawau MAS fokker plane crash.  I remembered the night before, I was having a drink with my buddy at holiday inn lounge.  He even invited me to follow him to Tawau the next day but somehow I declined and even offered to drive him to airport the next morning but he politely and considerately said no as the flight was very early.

That was the last time I saw him.  When the news came about that a flight crash the next day, my heart sank when I was told that it was the flight to Tawau and I waited agonizingly for the TV news and hoping that his name would appear on the survivor list.  But it was fated that he perished about the others.  I believed he died trying to save others  before the plane exploded.  That's my friend's compassionate character.  God rest his soul.

Taking a step backward, one can see that it is amazing that the world came to their attention for the 239 that went missing in a plane, yet ignore that everyday 150,000 lives perished without being saved by Jesus.  The urgency of the gospel seems to have being consumed by darkness and worldly matters.  Have mercy upon us Lord.

Have a thought on this;  when was the last time you prayed to God, your creator and this universe?  Have you heard or shared the Good News?  Do not wait until a storm comes crashing in your life before deciding to believe and repent, you might not get the chance.

Life in this fallen world will not be free of trials but we look for to the eternal life promised for those that believe.  For God love the world he sent His only son to die on the Cross for you and me.

May you be bless and acknowledge, Christ is Lord and Savior.


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