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Series: Jesus Our Savior - Gospel of Luke
The great ship sank with a slight gulp, witnesses said. It was early morning, April 15, 1912 about 700 miles east of Halifax, Canada.
The Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England
to New York City, had sideswiped an iceberg 2 ½ hours earlier, popping rivets and buckling the hull's iron plates deep below the
Furiously, the sea rushed in, flooding one compartment after another of the ship's supposedly unsinkable hull until the bow was submerged and the tail stood upright against the black sky. At 2:20 the ship slid below the surface of the water completely.
What captured the public's attention was that night's human tragedy. The Tianic set sail with 2,200 people including many
millionaires, immigrants, 13 honeymoon couples and an eight
man band that played to the very end and enough lifeboats for
only half of the people. The result was that 1513 drowned or
froze to death in the icy waters.
From the time the Titanic sank there has been a continued interest in the ship because it was such a great tragedy. Since the latest movie Titanic came out in December 1998 there has even been more interest.
In 2000 the North Central Washington Museum held a $100 a
plate fund raiser called "An Evening to Remember" based on
the last meal served on the Titanic before it sank. The same
luxurious menu was served as they remembered the tragedy.
For the Jewish people their Passover was an evening to remember, not the meal which was simple, but the reason for the meal and what the meal represented to them. For Israel the evening to remember was about being set free from slavery in Egypt to
become the nation God chose to bless as his people. The angel of death passed over Israel because they sacrificed a lamb in place of themselves so their lives would be saved from death.
On Thursday, when ...
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