Cheating Death

A body cam picks up the moment just before impact

On Sunday, January 9, a single-engine plane in Los Angeles had engine failure during takeoff and went down moments later. The plane came to rest on some railroad tracks, the cockpit crumpled and the pilot bleeding from his injuries. Los Angeles police officers quickly arrived at the scene and began attending to the injured man. Their rescue efforts instantly became more urgent when they realized that a train was heading for them at full speed. Officers dragged the injured pilot away from the plane just seconds before the train barreled into it. One officer noted that the pilot had cheated death twice in the span of 10 minutes.

We may cheat death occasionally, but death will eventually catch up to us. However, for Christians, death does not mean defeat. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 says, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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