Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps. When he first saw the devastation at the site of the crash, one of the rescuers commented that it would have been unlikely for anyone to have survived.
How can Christianity respond to such a situation? Of course we pray and show concern, but perhaps there is more than that. Next week Christians around the world will remember how Jesus rescued all of us. Spiritually there was no hope of our survival, but in Christ we all, including those who have died, become survivors.
The hope in Christ for those who have perished in such tragic circumstances is that all of us participate in Christ's resurrection.
Let's pray that the God of all comfort will be with everyone involved.
And give thanks for Jesus - it is through his death and resurrection that our survival is assured.
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