This past week I watched a television news brief about a new 3-D image of the Titanic. Several cameras were sent around this once magnificent ship. As a result, an accurate image is now transposed for us to see it as it is now, laying in pieces on the bottom of the Atlantic.
It was famously boasted by its builders, with the greatest of joy, “this magnificent ship is unsinkable!” We all know the tragic story of its demise on its first voyage. Striking an iceberg it sank in just 2 1/2 hours. The joyful boasting was stopped in its tracks. Its ruins are a sad reminder.
Is this not happening in our world today? Are nations that once stood valiantly for the things of God, now boasting that their ways are better? They don’t need to pay attention to His guidance. Everything is acceptable now. No need to heed the warnings of God. Our ways are inclusive of the good and bad, of holy and unholy. Do what you want to do. Be who you want to be. Live as you desire, regardless of God’s warnings, regardless of listening to His guidance, regardless of considering that He knows better than we do, regardless of even acknowledging His unfailing love for us.
Without God, nations shout, we are unsinkable! Will this joyful boasting stop nations in its tracks? Will its ruins be a sad reminder of man’s prideful declaration? Are we really unsinkable without God? Crime rates rise. Economies struggle. Is the world really getting better?
“The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe. Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” Proverbs 16:17-18
There is time this moment to reach out, accept God’s gift of eternal life, accept the truth that His Son died for you to make you clean and whole, accept His love. “For God so loved the world, He gave His Son, that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but will have eternal life.” John 3:16
Oh, what a gift! It truly is unsinkable!
Amen, well said!