Shipwrecked

Ecclesiastes 3:6

6a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away.

On 13 January 2012, in calm seas, after departing the port on a 7-night cruise, Costa Concordia was shipwrecked after it hit a rock on the western coast of Italy. Despite the gradual sinking of the ship, its complete loss of power, and its proximity to shore in calm seas, an order to abandon ship was not issued until over an hour after the initial impact. Although international maritime law requires all passengers to be evacuated within 30 minutes of an order to abandon ship, the evacuation of Costa Concordia took over six hours. At the time, it was carrying 3,206 passengers and 1,023 crew members, all of whom were rescued except for 32 fatalities. The ship had been damaged beyond the hope of economical repair and recommended it be written off as a constructive total loss. The name Concordia was intended to express the wish for “continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations

Similarly, we may plan and live our life for great purposes but unavoidable situations may wreck our dreams anytime, anywhere unexpectedly. Worry and struggle of what may happen next may cross our minds. Undesirable tragedy does not exempt anybody. It can happen to all ages. What can we do when life and plan are wrecked? It says in Psalm 34:17-19, The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

When we accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, we received His Spirit. He is with us, and He fully senses and understands our predicaments. When life is wrecked, seek the Lord. He saved us from eternal punishment. He can save us from all predicaments. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Christ, the Lord of lords. By faith, we trust that He can salvage, restore, or modify wrecked life and plans according to the best design He has for us.

Lord Jesus, please modify my life according to Your design.

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