If only they'd never said it, “God himself could not sink her!” Had those arrogant fatal words never been spoken, who knows what the History of Titanic would have been. Several fatal errors caused Titanic's demise.
Speeding through the North Atlantic waters when and Iceberg warning was in hand was a major mistake. Despite the fact that Titanic could withstand the flooding of 4 of it's water tight compartments, nobody imagined it could get any worse, so the water tight bulk heads didn't go all the way to the top. In the end 6 compartments were flooded. Ironically had the ship hit the iceberg head-on, it may have fared better.
The question I have to ask is, how well are we building our ship of life? Are we ignoring important signs of things we should build into our lives while we can, or do we simply feel we don't need it. I can use going to church as one example.
Do we have to stop and take stock of our attitudes? We must never forget the insightful words of James 4:10, “Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up!” As we take time today on April 14, 2012 and tomorrow to remember the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, let us not forget the lessons she can teach us.
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