MOCKING HIM !
MOCKING HIM !
Carries the Cross…..
On March 8, 2014 I had unplugged from technology for a weekend to attend Outback America (www.outbackamerica.org) in Mobile, Al.
Upon returning to “civilization”, I soon learned of the missing airliner. Having served as a Summer Missionary in East Malaysia many years previous, this disappearance brought back many fond memories of the Malay people, and the many Chinese people too, that I had met and worshipped with so long ago.
Written on March 18, in the Daily Caller, (http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/9-theories-surrounding-the-disappearance-of-malaysian-airlines-flight-370/) we find the 9 top current theories around the disappearance of this flight. Reduced simply to a list they look like this:
1. Flight 370 crashed en-route to Beijing
2. The plane flew on for hours and landed somewhere in the Indian Ocean
3. Malaysian Airlines pilots intentionally concealed the Boeing 777
4. Flight 370 was hijacked by terrorists posing as passengers
5. A fire caused the plane to crash while attempting an emergency landing
6. Someone with advanced aviation experience flew underneath radar
7. The Malaysian Airline Boeing 777 hid from radar behind another plane
8. A meteor struck the plane
If this event would have occurred before the 1970′s, technology excluded, it simply would have been believed to have crashed. Into the ’70′s, the theory would of risen to the top of Hijacking , in the 90′s and especially after 9/11 – Terrorism always is a first thought for investigators. With that being said, both pilot and co-pilot are being gone over with a “fine-tooth comb” looking for any connection to terror or terror groups. To date, the jury is still out – no smoking gun has been found. (This, of course, can change with any “Breaking News” alert)
There is, of course, the rest of the crew, and of particular interest to some, the two Iranians traveling with forged passports. Interestingly, the idea of traveling with a “forged passport” in that part of the world didn’t seem to raise very many “red flags.” Other passengers also could possibly be suspect, but to our knowledge, no one has stood out as a suspect.
With those thoughts in mind, let us consider another thought. Often we hear a question posed to us, “do you see a glass half-emptied, or do you see it half-filled?” Same question in this situation. We have largely been programmed to see “half-empty.” We quickly look to the pilot(s) as the guilty party. But what if,……..just if, the pilot(s) were heroes?!
Perhaps there was a struggle with a passenger(s), perhaps the cockpit was compromised, perhaps……..
Perhaps there was a biological pathogen that was released on-board……..perhaps……….
the captain and/or co-pilot was able to program this plane to fly into “never-never” land so that those malicious ones with ill intent could not possibly use Flight MH 370 as a missile, a bomb, or flying syringe to affect hundreds, thousands, or more !
All of this, too, could change in a moment with “Breaking News”, but for now, why don’t we consider the good in people, instead of so quickly seeing a person as “half-empty.”
Perhaps we can see others, our neighbors, the world differently…………………….perhaps!
What we deserved, he took willingly!
The story continues….
This series of photos just really captured my spiritual eyes to the work of God in my heart, and I hope in your heart too. We were all matted, tangled, and thrown away before finding the redemptive work of God in our lives. I put this to music, Beautiful Things, by Gungor….
Please share, you never know who might be filling ugly and worthless today! Give them hope!
Sometimes when He needs us, we are asleep….
No conspiracy theory, truth…..
Lent is a tradition in Catholic and a few other Protestant traditions…what is it all about?
A very generalized article can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday
Traditionally people “give something up” for the 40 days of Lent, here are some things were giving up for 40 YEARS! See link below: