Was it really a miracle?
The dictionary defines a miracle as: “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency”
Was the cool-headed pilot’s skills the reason for the safe landing? It’s plausible.
I’ve watched many new broadcasts explain this situation as a miracle, but last week, when my pastor suggested it wasn’t, I almost fell out of my pew.
Ok, we don’t really sit in pews at my church, more like theater chairs in an auditorium that seats 3,000 people, so….when my pastor suggested it wasn’t a miracle as the press suggested, I was surprised.
But then he went on to mention the fact that someone pulled out enough food to feed five thousand hungry people from just five loaves of bread and two fish. Is that explicable by natural or scientific laws?….Not so much.
After looking at the dictionary’s definition, I guess the pilot’s safe landing could be explained by natural and scientific laws, right? His skill and knowledge of how to do a water landing are what saved those people. Not a miracle.
What do you think?
So, in your opinion, what do you consider a miracle? Was the Hudson River landing one?