John D. Telgren

     I recently watched the movie "Titanic" on a date with my wife.  Yes, a date.  It had been so long, we forgot how to act.  Our agreement was that we could not talk about work or the kids.  Every couple should try to go out on a date at least once a month as a minimum.
     The movie was very sad and tragic.  The Titanic was supposed to be the largest and most luxurious ocean liner over built.  The word going around about it is that it was "unsinkable".
This attitude of confidence led to the shortage of lifeboats on board and the pushing of the top speed in iceberg infested waters.  Ironically, the "unsinkable" was sunk on her maiden voyage.  Many were not even aware the ship was sinking at first.  They thought it was impossible! 
     Too small a rudder to turn in time, too fast to control the ship, not enough lifeboats.  But there were lifejackets if you couldn't get into one of the few lifeboats.  Tragically, keeping afloat was not enough.  Nearly everyone in the water quickly froze to death in the icy waters.  Over 1500 people drowned, and only a scant 500 were saved.
     Sadly, this is how Jesus said it would be in the end. 
"The way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it...the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it." (Mat 7:13) 
     The man of this world places confidence in himself and his abilities.  Look how much man has learned over the last 50 years!  However, the world is in a sinking ship, and many are not even aware of it.  Do not put your confidence in yourself, but in God.  Humbly trust in Him, and always be waiting by the lifeboat, don't get so overconfident that you go about your business away from the lifeboat, and miss it when the doomed ship sinks!  Stay close to Jesus, trust Him, and warn others of the sinking ship.