Does an airplane crash in New York impact me?


Cory Lidle:



Per Sportlines: “A small plane carrying New York Yankee Cory Lidle slammed into a 50-story apartment building Wednesday after issuing a distress call, killing the pitcher and a second person in a crash that rained flaming debris onto the sidewalks. Law enforcement official in Washington said Lidle - an avid pilot who got his license during last year's offseason - was aboard the single-engine aircraft when it plowed into the 30th and 31st floors of the condominium high-rise on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said both people aboard were killed. Lidle's passport was found on the street, according to a federal official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately clear who was at the controls and who was the second person aboard. There was no official confirmation of Lidle's death from city officials.”   

Thurman Munson: Image: Thurman Munson

Per MSN “Like Lidle, Munson was a veteran major leaguer in his 30s and playing for the Yankees when his 1979 crash stunned the baseball world. But that’s where the similarities end.”


Does an airplane crash in New York with a person raised in Southern California impact me?  Does an airplane crash in New York with a person raised in Southern California and from the same high school that I attended for two years impact me?


Now for a harder question  . . . .  does Jesus care about your death?






Does Jesus care about your death?


Let’s look at a portion of John 11 and see how Jesus cared for others.


The Death of Lazarus      Book of John; portions of 11:1-43 (NIV)          

1  Now a man named Lazarus was sick.
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3  So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."    
4  When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
5  Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
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After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."
12  His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."
13  Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14  So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,
15  and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."   
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17  On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days
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21  "
Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22  But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
23  Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24  Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25  Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
26  and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
27  "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."
28  And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and is asking for you."
29  When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.
30  Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.
31  When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.

32  When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
34  "Where have you laid him?" he asked.  "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
35  Jesus wept.         36  Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37  But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"

Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

38  Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39  "Take away the stone," he said.  "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days."

40  Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"    
41  So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."
43  When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
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Additional Reading Recommended:

2 Peter 3:9



Did Jesus show His love and care to His close friends?

Did Jesus use this experience (of trusting in God) for teaching His close friends?

Is this story is God receiving all the glory?

Does Jesus care about you?

Does Jesus care about your death?

Now a very important question  . . . do you care about Jesus death on the cross?

Do you trust all that God will provide for you?

Do you have a relationship with God?



References:             Accessed websites on Oct. 13 & 18, 2006



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