“Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore: Ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12 7).
During World War ll, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was in the Air Force. On one of the missions across the Pacific, his plane went down, and along with his crew he scrambled into a life raft and remained floating for days on the rough waters. Eventually, their food and water ran out. They had a prayer together that afternoon pleading to the Almighty to do a miracle for them. Ed, exhausted, leaned on the raft for a nap, pulling his military cap over his nose. After sometime, Ed felt something landing on the top of his cap. It was a sea-gull; he caught the bird. Wringing its neck he dressed it and the raw meat was their frugal meal. The intestines of the bird they used as bait for catching fish and hence, more food. The offal of the fishes they used for additional bait. Thus they drifted on the sea for days until they were found and rescued.
Ed lived many years after this ordeal and never forgot the miracle of the sea-gull immediately after their united prayer. PS. 57:1; 15. 15:4; 1Kin. 17:6, 16; 2Kin. 3:20; 7 8.
Taken from the book ‘Light for the soul’ by Dr. Daniel Sundararaj
Published by GLS Publishing