Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Gift for Easter


No doubt much will be said about this in days to come, but the news just broke that U.S. Navy Seals have rescued Captain Richard Phillips off the coast of Somalia. Three of the "pirates" were killed by sharpshooters, while the fourth is in custody.

What a gift for Resurrection Day, as many have been praying for Captain Phillips and his family during this crisis. It was already a joyous service at church, praising and thanking God for the gift of His Son, and the fact that He rose again for the justification of His people. It was icing on the cake to come home, turn on the news, and find this out.

I am also thankful that we acted unilaterally to deal with this, rather than waiting on the feckless, anti-U.S. United Nations. GO NAVY!!

5 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

I say we send the Seals to the United Nations.

The Squirrel said...

Huah!

crownring said...

Yes, this is great news! I wish there hadn't needed to have been bloodshed involved, but I am very glad to hear Capt. Phillips is free and safe.

Palm boy said...

It's strange they did it on a day where it would be so far out of the news cycle. I'm impressed the administration didn't wait till monday.

Strong Tower said...

I'm thinking. How do you shoot from ship to ship and compensate for the pitch and roll? Now dat amazazzing!