The fate of MH370, the Malaysian airlines flight that is missing, is one that I am captivated by. I cannot imagine what the families of these missing passengers must be feeling. They must be questioning things like if their loved ones are still alive by some miracle, are they suffering, are they aware of what is going on, or are they in fact deceased? These questions must be heart wrenching and heart breaking.
From an outsiders perspective,the intrigue of this story reads like a mystery novel or a sci-fi movie. I want to know where this plane is at? I want to know what happened? This search probably will take weeks if not months. This search will be profound and could be catastrophic. Each day brings in new clues about this flight and about its passengers and crew. What will the end of this story be?
We are captivated by this story because we don’t know the ending. We feel like we are a part of a real life drama that is unfolding before our eyes. We want to see what will happen next. In many ways this mirrors the story of Christ. Those who experienced this story first hand could not have known what was going to happen next. They only knew what was right in front of them at the time. They followed and they pursued Christ. We have the chance to look back over the 2,000 years since the dawn of Christianity and see what has happened. We can even look into the future and from a biblical standpoint know that Jesus is coming back soon. We know the end of the story and yet how it plays out is a great mystery.
I pray that I have the confidence in the Lord to know his plans are true (Jer. 29:11) even through difficult circumstances. That God’s will is less about where I will be in 5 years and much more about what I do today. He wants to know how we loved people and how we loved him. There are mysteries we see every day and we do not know what the outcome will be, but we do know that God walks beside us each and every day. (Matthew 28:20)
I pray for the families of MH370 that God will give them peace in the here and now. I pray for a miracle that the passengers and crew will be found alive somewhere, if not I pray for God’s care for the families. I pray that even when I am faced with mysteries of life, that I will trust God through it all.