THE CHRISTIAN CONNECTION
“Jesus Savior, Pilot me; over life’s tempestuous sea;” …Chart and compass came from thee; Jesus Savior, pilot me.” (From the Hymn)
Malaysian Flight 307 is lost. Nearly one month has passed since 227 passengers and crew disappeared into an 86,000 square mile area of the Indian Ocean. This week, up to eight aircraft and nine ships will be deployed in the search, including a British submarine whose mission is to locate the “ping” of the black box before time runs out. Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association said, “We cannot let another aircraft disappear.”
Jesus spoke many times about the lost. There was the lost coin, the lost sheep, even the prodigal son who was lost from his family. In each of these stories, Jesus emphasized the significance of finding the lost item or person. Jesus says of the sheepherder, “…he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that were never lost. In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want any of these little children to be lost.” (Matthew 18:13-14)
It doesn’t take a genius to know that humanity is lost. We settle arguments with weapons, not words; we don’t greet, we tweet; we don’t talk, we text; our possessions possess us; Christians are fussing and discussing over non-issues instead of holding hands, praying, and working together to promote God’s kingdom on earth.
On our own power, we remain lost. Only Jesus can find and rescue us when we make a wrong turn. He will walk on water to save us from ourselves. That’s why He’s called, “The Save-ior”.