Saturday, January 17, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson

Thursday's incredible saga of the survival of 155 people in the icy Hudson River is nothing short of amazing. A miracle!

The more video footage I watch the more I'm struck by the fact that a sovereign God must have had a hand in the proceedings.

Of course many will ask, "If there's a God and He cares, why didn't He prevent the plane from crashing into New York's cold, icy Hudson?"

My response is brief. "I don't know!" But God is God and, "as for God, His way is perfect."

The pilot, Chesley Sullenberger III, guided U. S. Airways' Airbus 320, Flight 1549, to a watery landing that's unprecedented. A true hero! 155 on board! 155 survivors!

Without too much pontification let me say that our Father will lead us safely home even though it may be through rough waters. For those of us who have secured passage, by faith in Christ, we will be guided home by the One who paid such a steep price for our redemption, God's well beloved Son.


  1. Hi David... Actually, I would say God is perfect, but people and planes and weather and birds are not. :) I thought it was wild to see the people standing on the wings--reminded me of Jesus walking on the water. Thanks for your comment at my blog this week! I really appreciate it. Blessings, Debra

  2. Isn't this an incredible story?? We were floored while watching the news about it - that pilot truly must have been guided by the hand of God!

  3. Dear David
    This was so incredible.
    I never had the chance to hear the whole story.
    I am wondering if the reason the Lord allowed it to happen was that He is speaking to someone on that plane, someone who needs to be saved!
    It is strange that people ask why God would allow it, and yet they don't thank that same God that there were no deaths and very few injuries.
    Good post David..Love Terry

  4. It was great to have the news reports open with a good news story. But this went beyond just "good" news, it was a reason to celebrate.

    Sadly, across Lake Ontario, we listened as a talk show host from Rochester went on about how this showed "what was good about America." Personally, I think this story shows the good that God has placed in all people, and spinning the story to reflect a particular nation is unnecessary.

    Tonight, on Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor even wrote a song about the pilot, which will probably be online later in the week.