The Plane Crash

      Ever since Orville & Wilbur got the first heavier than air machine off the ground in 1903, the airplane has increased in size, weight & speed. So have the crashes. Today, high-speed transportation is a massive & relatively safe industry, but what would the Wright Bros. think if they could see what they started for good & evil? The rude surprise of their "plane crashes" is amazing - the wonderful technological & expensive machine filled with humans falls out of the air & hits the ground and instantly becomes a Huge Mess of scattered & burnt debris. Now are there "plane crashes" in other arenas?
-- In genuine Asian food you will have "plane crash" chicken - chopped without rhyme or reason like it flew into a 
    brush chipper. (This G- note was written in SE Asia.)
-- The U.S. entertainment industry has gone from the wholesome themes of heroism, love & virtue of the 40's & 
    50's to the "plane crash" picture today of profanity, sex, violence, & kinkiness.
-- The music industry is now mostly a bizarre "plane crash" when you consider the lack of rhyme, melody, rhythm,  
    & decent message or theme.
-- Traditional marriage of one man & one woman is now reduced to shacking-up, and "anything goes" arrangements  
    with Supreme Court endorsement.
-- American politics appears to be a "plane crash". Our early founders would all be shocked at the partisan 
    bickering & gridlock of today.
-- How about "plane crash" theology - many of our Protestant & Catholic seminaries are so liberal in “denying the 
    Master who bought them” 2 Peter 2:1, their belief system is a scattered mess of hopeless debris, nearly 
    devoid of saving power.
-- Lets all hope & pray that planet earth doesn't get "fried" by a thermonuclear exchange. If just Russia & the 
    U.S. released only 10% of their warheads, that would be about 1500 strikes in the northern hemisphere.  A 
    "Plane Crash" of the worst magnitude.
     Well has God's original plan for his planet & humans been a successful "flight" or a "plane crash"?? The garden beginning as recorded in Genesis 1-3 did not go well. Then we see the total decline of humanity only a few chapters later, and the flood of Noah to annihilate our rebellious race & it's sin. A couple thousand years later we see Moses coming down from a mountain top meeting with God, only to find Israel partying like hell. He smashed the first 2 tablets of the Ten Commandments in frustration, Exodus 32:19. (That was early writing by the way – 1500 or more BC.) The times of the Judges & Kings show dramatically how the chosen people struggled with growth & development; then disobedience, apostasy, & decline - a series of "plane crashes". God brought in their promised Messiah on schedule Malachi 3:1, but He was condemned to death by the highest court of the land - the Sanhedrin. The most amazing & dark "plane crash" event of history, Matthew 27:41-51. And the magnitude of that event is identified by our very calendar - BC & AD. We now live in "The year of the Lord" AD 2016.
     Even though our world has had "plane crash" disasters in every arena from the beginning, I am encouraged that God is big enough to ultimately have things under control. I don't lose sleep worrying that I'll be vaporized in a rude accident or nuclear war. (See "Rude Surprises" link 79) But I am thankful for the Salvation of Jesus Christ that brings peace & hope to individuals like myself. Have you connected?
-- Psalms 37:4 "Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
-- Isaiah 53:5 "He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the 
    chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed."
-- John 10:27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
-- Hebrews 2:3 "How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, 
    and it was attested to us by those who heard him,"
     With the Biblical connection above, we can live in the victory in spite of the chaotic & declining world around us. See “Mindset of Victory” link 103. I discovered the Lord over 44 years ago & know He is faithful & true to His Word. Choose Jesus, He is alive. You will be blessed in the Christian value system, and thru the endless ages of eternity.

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