A 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is lucky to be alive after what he did last weekend. After a fight with his family, he ran away from home, somehow made it past the security fence at the Mineta San Jose International Airport and hid inside the wheel well of a Boeing 767. The plane left San Jose at 7:55am Sunday and landed 5 ½ hours later in Maui.
Remarkably, the boy was not harmed during the flight. Stowaways don’t often survive such ordeals. Frigid temperatures, lack of oxygen and the possibility of being ejected as the landing gear lowers are just some of the hazards of stowing away in a jet plane.
Many people seem to think that they will be able to by-pass God’s security system and somehow reach heaven without Jesus. However, Jesus says, “…I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).