Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fragility of life

In case you were looking for a reason to be thankful today, look no further than the plane that crash landed into the Hudson river in New York at around 4.50pm this evening. 150 lives that might have been tragically lost survived because of the skill and precision of the cool-headed pilot. At times like this I'm reminded of the fragility of life and the value of making sure that we are always investing our lives in creating worthwhile legacies. I don't know any of the people that were on the plane (at least not at this point), but I'm confident that the loss of all their valuables, their inability to arrive in Charlotte, NC tonight (where the plane was headed), the loss of the multi-million dollar business deal that hinged upon arriving at a meeting tonight, all pale to insignifcance in the light of tonights reminder of the fleeting nature of human existence. Whatever you are focusing on, please remember that there are some really valuable gems around you (and I'm talking about people not possessions) well worth investing your time in. If you're a praying person, please say a prayer for the families of these very fortunate passengers and crew who probably became praying people tonight if they weren't previously.






2 comments:

Gapper said...

I'm struck by how SMALL the airplane looks in comparison to the river around it. How much smaller yet are the human beings inside it-kind of helps keep things in perspective doesn't it?

Joey said...

Amazing...there is at least one person on that plane that has a call on their life so significant that God kept that plane from crashing just for them! I pray that person realizes it...