If you missed 60 Minutes tonight (as we did, ’cause we don’t have a TV) you need to go watch the story of Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River. It’s in 3 parts: Sully talks about the flight and landing; the crew talks about getting the people out after the landing; and a reunion between the crew and passengers, many of which will bring tears to your eyes.
The story detailed Sully’s experience: Air Force fighter pilot, 30 years flying commercial airplanes, specialized in accident investigation, and instructed flight crews how to respond to crises in the air.
The thing that struck me was this statement by Sully:
I think in many ways, as it turned out, my entire life up to that moment had been a preparation to handle that moment.
Do you see a hand larger than Sully’s in that statement, an acknowledgement that God had orchestrated his life so he would be prepared for that particular flight? How can you not thank God for having Sully in the cockpit of Flight 1549?
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand
so that we would walk in them.