Saturday, November 6, 2010

Theres No Greater Act of Love than this

  Melrose Honors Unsung Hero at Mt. Hood
Major Doak Weston and Family
For the last 65 years, California native Mike Weston has carried a rough idea of the circumstances surrounding his father’s death in a plane crash at Mount Hood in Melrose: Maj. Doak Weston was flying somewhere north of Boston when his plane’s engine caught fire, and Weston ordered his crew to bail out before it went down.

Stationed at Grenier Field in Londonderry, N.H., Weston and his crew were making a routine flight to Boston when their plane’s left engine caught fire. Unable to put out the flames, Weston ordered his crew to eject and parachute to safety.

Weston, however, remained in the cockpit, guiding the plane away from populated parts of Saugus and Melrose. Witnesses reported that there was “ample time for the pilot to leave the controls and save himself,” and that the plane “had been maneuvered upward in a successful attempt to clear a residential section, before crashing on the isolated golf course of Mount Hood ...” according to an official accident report.

We can all learn a lesson about love from Major Doak Weston.. How many of us are willing to lay down our lives for our friends? Spouses and Children maybe, friends unlikely, complete strangers by chance, don't think so... Jesus Christ himself the Prince of peace made this statement:  

13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
 Major Doak Weston performed the greatest act of love the Bible ever mentioned, and if he believed in Jesus Christ he would receive the "Crown of Life" in Heaven.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Indonesian volcano unleashes biggest eruption yet

Women screamed and children cried as they were loaded into trucks while rocks and debris rained from the sky. Several abandoned homes were set ablaze and the carcasses of incinerated cattle littered the scorched slopes.

"This is an extraordinary eruption, triple from the first" on Oct. 26, Surono, a state volcanologist, said.
  "We have no idea what's happening now," said Surono, a state volcanologist and among those who had been predicting a drop in activity. "It looks like we may be entering an even worse stage now. ... It's up to Merapi from here."
In addition to the eruptions there has been several massive earthquakes from 6.0-7.2 in the last 2 weeks in Indonesia. Although the Volcanologist has no idea what's happening, us evangelicals no exactly whats going on. Pastor Ray Bentley, of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego Ca once said : "Blessed is the spiritual man, for he knows all things" And its true, as Christians, when these things happen we don't go looking for explanations like changes in global climate ect... We look to the author of the book which predicts the future accurately 100% of the time; THE BIBLE...  

Jesus Said according to the end times in LUKE 21 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.