A Miracle to Land a Plane on the Hudson River

Surgery for infant twins joined at stomach… “We can separate them.” The five-month-old babies share a liver. “They are teacher of teachers babies.”

Where is the miracle in all of this? I made it across I-95 in rush hour traffic, is that a miracle? If the plane stopped in mid air inches above the water, then that would have constituted a miracle. There was nothing supernatural about this incident with the plane landing in the Hudson River. There was nothing outside the law of nature that took place.

These individuals prepare, they train for these types of incidences. Therefore, why when everything goes as we hope it does, do we say it is a miracle? Again, a miracle is that which takes place outside of natural law, the law of nature. Jesus, when he turned water into wine, that was a miracle. When Jesus calmed the stormy sea, that was a miracle. When Jesus took five loaves and two fishes to feed about five thousand men, besides women and children. That was a miracle.

Some have said that the landing of the plane was by the providence of God. Well, what does that mean?

Providence is “that preservation, care and government which God exercises over all things that He has created, in order that they may accomplish the ends for which they were created” — ISBE, p. 2476.

Therefore, providence is the means he uses to provide for his people to be forgiven and be blessed in their particular needs, so they can be faithful and enter eternal life.

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