Similarities Between Titanic/Challenger

1977 Words8 Pages
On April 4, 1912: Ocean liner RMS Titanic collided into an iceberg at approximately 11:40 in the evening and at 2:20 in the morning, exactly 2 hours and 40 minutes later, she began sinking below waves of the Atlantic. Wreckage of the Titanic was first spotted 73½ years alter, in 1985, at 2:20 p.m. About 4 months 4 months later, on January 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger exploded at 11:39 in the morning, and exactly 2 minutes and 40 seconds later, the crew cabin hit the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The Challenger flight lasted 73½ seconds. God creates all things that exist. God creates with reason. For example, He created the Sun so that we may have energy to survive. With this, consider the following. If similarities between the Titanic disaster and the Challenger explosion exist, as they obliviously do above, then God created them and for a reason. God created them, and strikingly so, so that He can capture our attention, for it is the only way to get us to stop, wonder, and hopefully seek for their meaning. As the similarities are explored and paid close attention to, God’s meaning and purpose behind them become crystal clear and extremely powerful. They become the answers to the questions of how and why these disasters occurred, as well as warnings as to how other disasters can and will happen again. Both the Titanic Liner and the Challenger Shuttle, were conceived when their respective industries had been flourishing. In the beginning of the early 1900’s transatlantic passenger service had been a lucrative business and shipping companies were competing against each other to see who would build the biggest and fastest ship. Two such shipping rivals were Cunnard and White Star. By 1912, the White Star, a British shipping company, exceeded everyone’s expectations with their new ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. It was not
Open Document