Saturday
Mar242012

From Where I Stand: A Titanic Mistake

It was one century ago that the unbelievable and impossible happened – the unsinkable HMS Titanic sank into the frigid North Atlantic after hitting an unexpectedly large iceberg. Legend has it that the ship was lauded as invincible – that God himself could not sink her – and yet there she lies, still today, in the murky depths of his ocean. With God, all things are possible. We are not, however, suggesting that God specifically targeted the Titanic with a chunk of ice. Man, you see, often needs no help inflating his hubris to dangerous levels and will often ensure his own fall as a result. Sailing into danger, underestimating the threat, and responding tepidly – all happened a century ago on the high sea and often are repeated during the spiritual decline of believers whose pride makes them ready to sink as well. “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” (First Corinthians 10:12).