Friday, April 15, 2016

Titanic... 1912

As I mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I shared with you information on something that I normally would have shared, today.

While today is the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, it is also the anniversary of something else.  Something that has affected my life.

It's the anniversary of when the RMS Titanic sunk. 

To read about the Titanic ship, please click on this Wikipedia link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

If you read about it on this link, you'll know that the RMS Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14th, 1912... and sunk at about 2:20 a.m. on April 15th, 1912.

Why was this important to me?

My Irish granny was only 18 years old.  And, she was coming to North America... alone.

Apparently, she arrived at the port too late. 

She wasn't able to board the Titanic.  I was told she sat on her storage chest/trunk... and cried, being extremely sad as she watched the ship sail away.

Later, she came to Canada.

While it was upsetting for her to have missed being able to cross the ocean on the Titanic, I'm sure that later, she was happy she had missed the ship.

For sure, I am.

After all, not everyone survived the sinking of the Titanic.  If my granny had been aboard, she probably would have died when it sunk. 

If so, my dad would not have later been born, here in Canada.  Nor, would I.  Or, my children, and other family members.

Thinking of this, amazes me.  It totally confirms that God is truthful in His Word... the Bible.

Like we read, in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;"

Just as we read in today's verses, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.  A time to be born and a time to die...

Not everyone who was on the Titanic, survived.  Many people, died.

It breaks my heart that so many died.  However, it was God's timing for their lives to end.

It struck my heart watching the end of that movie. 

Why?

The musicians played that Christian hymn, Nearer, My God, to Thee...  And, many of those still aboard the Titanic sang the hymn.

Those who knew the hymn were obviously those who worshipped our God, and trusted in our Lord, Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit, provided for them, giving them strength to face their death.

In other words, many of those people had gained salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Have you?

If not, and your life here on earth ends, then you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With NO chance of escape.

Hopefully, you have gained salvation.  If so, I'll be happy to some day, be with you in Heaven.


Until next time...

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