Friday, January 16, 2009

~FingerPrint Friday~

Miracle on the Hudson

There's a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called "Fingerprints", that goes:

"I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God."

It was a miracle. The pilot and co-pilot successfully landed a US Airways plane on the Hudson River after losing two engines when running into a flock of birds. The risk of landing a plane safely on water is slim. But they felt is was a better risk than crashing on land. Passengers reported that there were many prayers being said aloud. God was definitely guiding them yesterday. All 150 people made it safely to land, including one mother and infant. You can't question God's Fingerprints after this.

I remember my father telling the story of crouching down in a foxhole in a field in Germany during WWII with a confirmed atheist. As my father fervantly prayed, the non-believer laughed at him. And then the planes overhead began flying lower and began dropping bombs. His fellow-foxhole-sharer began praying, too. "I thought you didn't believe in God", my father said. His companion's reply, "I decided not to take any chances in case there IS a God." Nuff said.

Stop by Beki's blog to read about more Fingerprints.

I'm off to my studio on this frigid -12 degree Ohio Friday. Stay warm, happy, and grateful....wherever you are in the world.


Darlene said...

Morning Carol,

I can't hardly take my eyes off the coverage of this. It is truly God's miracle that EVERY one survived. What a remarkable pilot and co-pilot and crew that made sure everyone got out quickly and safely after the landing.

Ooooooo -12 I am cold just thinking about it. Hope you stay nice and warm in your studio.♥

Carol said...

Darlene...You're so right. You can't call it anything BUT a miracle!

artsyclay said...

Amazing story!

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, we have to celebrate these moments.

There was a hand at play yesterday with me, too. One of those uncanny moments that had me talking to myself in my car and arguing why I was in a certain lane when I am ALWAYS in the other. For no reason I stayed in the secondary lane, babbling on to myself, only one other SUV around. And suddenly it turned and turned and swayed completely out of control and then very safely smacked itself into a snowbank. If I'd been where I should have been I would have been directly behind it in its path. I can't help wonder about it all and be totally thankful today. I safely drove on and the other car safely landed in a snowbank facing the right direction. Strange things.

Carol said...

ArtsyClay....So true.

Erin...Your experience backs up my belief that there is no such thing as coincidence. The older I get, the clearer it becomes. I'm SO glad you stayed in the lane you did!

Connie said...

Carol, my chick, that was definitely a miracle!!! I cried to think everyone was safe.

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Suldog said...

Quite the amazing incident, indeed. God certainly blessed the pilot and co-pilot, and by extension all those aboard. As catastrophes go, this qualifies as amazingly Good News.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that something? It really is unbelieveable and a miracle that those passengers all made it from that crash. Their prayers were certainly heard.

It was nice to have you visit my blog and to read your comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your granddaughter! Enjoy your activities..and I am very sure you will be active!

come by and visit again.

jenjen said...

Hi Carol --

Yes, that is just miraculous!!! So scary! Keep warm over there.

I like your Fingerprint Friday -- very cool!


RuthieLive said...

God is so faithful - He guided that plane down with his hand.

Pearl said...

Hi Carol... Like everyone else, I too feel that the great hands of God were wrapped around that airplane and all on board! It's amazing to think of the vast number of prayers that were said that day, isn't it?

I'd like to thank you for your recent visit to my blog and your sweet comment... I've enjoyed looking at your pretty blog and am looking forward to reading more! Sure do hope you'll be able to come back 'n visit often... please know that you're always welcome! Take care and stay warm... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

No question!!!!!! Amen!

M ^..^

From Athena's Desk said...

Truely a miracle!

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Marie said...

I heard about it today... how amazing was that...

PamperingBeki said...

Amen, Amen, Amen!!!

Jules~ said...

I was so amazed at that airplane and the pilots. I heard that the pilot's wife was quoted to say something like, "I think the people of America needed a miracle like this."
I like your father's story too. I wonder how often that man he was with thought about God once he was out of that foxhole.