Miracle on the Hudson

November 17, 2010

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

On January 16, 2009, when the world was in the dumps over such bad economic news, we were all inspired as we saw the news that US Airways flight 1549 had ditched safely on the Hudson River. We were especially thrilled, because every single life was saved. The man most responsible for saving the lives of all those people was the pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Without his heroism, all people on board were doomed. In fact, the story is often referred to as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

But, as miraculous as it was, the people on that US Airways flight were only saved from physical death. An even greater miracle is that that because of the extraordinary work and life of Jesus Christ, we can have victory over physical death for eternity! The bad news: because of our sin, we are all doomed to die and spend eternity separated from God. The good news: Jesus Christ came to give us life – for eternity.

The key: entrust your life to Him like you do when you board an airplane, when you entrust your whole life and future to the pilot. Jesus will save you from death and get you where you need to be. The “Miracle on the Hudson” inspired us all, but the miracle of salvation in Jesus is the greatest miracle of all.