Saturday, January 17, 2009
News around the world is touting the US Airways pilot as a hero for saving so many lives. While I do think this pilot deserves kudos for such a tremendous handling of the aircraft, I did pause to contemplate something. Did the pilot save all the people on board or did he save himself? Well, we know he saved himself and the others on board but in such a situation, I would tend to believe this pilot was intent on saving himself from certain destruction. In saving himself, he also saved those in close proximity. Scripture speaks of saving yourself. If one would focus on salvation, chances are those nearest would follow and be saved. Diligently seeking the path of righteousness will cause one to be Christ like. You will save others, when you save yourself.