Sunday, December 29, 2013

A lesson from the Titanic!!


The ship pulled out of the harbor, on its way across the sea, all seemed to be going well, everyone was happy, there was good food to eat, there was music, but something changed. There began to be the sounds of worried people, there was the sounds of cries, the ship began to moan, it began to take on water, it was beginning to sink!!

Immediately lifeboats were let down, people began to abandon ship, for it was in no doubt going to sink!
 
While people were abandoning the ship the sound of music was heard! Where was it coming from?

The band was playing music! But what where they playing?
Soon the tune was heard, “NEARER MY GOD TO THEE” as people began to hear it they began to sing, but not for long!

They soon realized that the band players where going to die, the men where going to sing to try to calm the people that where going to die!

While they sang, the sounds of crying, and the sound of the ship sinking could be heard over the sound of the hymn “NEARER MY GOD TO THEE”.

Those men were willing to die to try to do all that they could do to be of some comfort to those that were about to lose life!

People said that they (the men) were still playing and singing up to there knees in the water, and as the ship sank below the water, they could still hear the sound of the song “NEARER MY GOD TO THEE”!

The words they sang were:
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee.

There let the way appear steps unto heav'n;
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv'n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee.


Then with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee.

Or if on joyful wing, cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee.

Would you be willing to die to try to comfort someone that was going to die?
Would I be willing to put my life on the line for someone that I don’t even know?

It’s a solemn thought!!

Jesus died for you and me, and at the time of Jesus death, it seemed like there was no one that was on his side!

How do we look at it now? Do we really know how much he did for us?

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends!
John 15-13

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