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Miracle on the Hudson – Miracle on Wall Street?

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Yesterday’s USAirways crash landing on the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey has been fodder for wall-to-wall news coverage since it happened just after 3:30 yesterday. But while the word “miracle” has been used over and over, I haven’t heard many people reference God in the equation, although “miracle” carries with it the connotation that God did indeed perform the act. Of course, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III certainly played no small part in what happened, but then miracles usually do have human heroes as well.

What I am really driving at is that God really does still perform miracles, and we see them every day. This one, in full view of Wall Street is perhaps also a sign … a sign that we can all survive the crash, pick up the pieces and go on with our lives. The global economy is like a large and very complex aircraft whose engines have sucked in a couple of birds. And it may be unsalvegeable in its present form (or not), but the key is that our leaders (political and financial) have the opportunity to scramble to build something better. If they fail to do so, it will cost lives. If we pray for them and they are guided by Godly principles and create a structure that accords with such principles, we will all be better off.