Friday, January 15, 2010
A year ago today, 155 people on US Airways Flight 1549 thought they were going to die. During takeoff from New York City, their plane struck a flock of geese, disabling both engines. In a powerless glide, the captain maneuvered over the densely populated area, and then announced: "Brace for impact". Less than 90 seconds later, the crippled plane made a water landing in the frigid Hudson River, where boats and ferries quickly arrived to rescue the passengers and crew, all of whom survived. People called it the "miracle on the Hudson", and praised the pilot and crew. One grateful passenger said simply, "We have a second chance in life". In times of crisis, we grasp the importance of every hour. During our ordinary routine, however, we often forget that each day is a second chance. Today, God offers you a second chance in life. Let's make the most of it!