3 LESSONS from Flight 370

Soul Snack 50/14 ... 5 days, 10 nations, 42 aircraft and many ships later the plane has still not been located. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 had disappeared during an overnight trip to Beijing without a trace, yet passengers' and staff smartphones have been recorded by the Washington Post as operable well after the event.

The absence of debris and the cockpit black box signal only add to the speculation now surrounding this bewildering tragedy.

May I reflect Biblically please?

However it happened Flight 370 was literally snatched from the air.

The air is both the conduit of good and evil. It is not an empty void but a frenetic hive of completely unwitnessed electronic and supernatural/spiritual activity. Man's ingenuity has learned to use the air for countless activities, but man no more controls the air than he controls his life.

Upon God's appointed day it is in the air that mankind will meet the Lord, when He reclaims ownership of it.

But until that day the air is the residence of evil (see Ephesians 2:1). Satan has no home; no roof, no footstool and no couch. Prior to his final day satan is condemned to a floating restlessness, an impossible voyage through the air in search of a dwelling. (See Matthew 12:43ff)

239 lives were lost in Flight 370. Satan is the father of murder and has been a murderer from the beginning. (See John 8:44)

 To my simple mind it is tough to escape three facts:

  • satan is the author of this event, so it maybe reasonable to look to supernatural explanations,
  • there is no time upon earth when we should not be completely ready to depart earth. The phones may still be turned on for Flight 370 (I don't know, does anybody?), but I do know I must anticipate my phone to eternity ringing AND
  • finally rejoioce in 'the air', it will not always belong to evil because it is the foyer all will greet Jesus in.

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord for ever.  (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

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