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The Mystery of Malaysian Airlines 370

IMG_1506_SnapseedAt any moment we may hear the answer. But for now the mysterious disappearance of the 239 passengers and crew of the missing 777 has captured the minds and hearts of the world.

For many of us, the developing story raises disturbing questions of personal risk and security, procedural errors, truth and misinformation in reporting, corporate cover-up, and implied assumptions of responsibility, blame, and guilt.

For others, there is only one real issue. For family and friends of the 239, this is far more personal than words could express. Consumed and overwhelmed by their love, they might cry out in anger, frustration, or fear, or retreat to their homes to worry and grieve in silence. But at this point, they are not so much concerned about solving the mystery, weighing in on a theory, or blaming anyone— as they are in keeping hope alive for someone they love.

Where does such love come from? Could anyone care more for us—or for those we love, than the One who now invites us into the mysteries of our own lives, to share even the smallest hint of his own mind— and heart?

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83 Responses to “The Mystery of Malaysian Airlines 370”

  1. tracey5tgbtg says:

    The not knowing is the hardest part. Having to wait and not knowing – what a struggle for me because I want to know the answers and I want to know them now. And if I can’t get an answer right away, I want to give up which is the opposite of patiently trusting and walking in faith.

    Mart asks, “Could anyone care more for us-or for those we love, than the One who now invites us into the mysteries of our own lives, to share even the smallest hint of his own mind- and heart?

    Awesome question. It is in the mysteries that we must turn to Him and seek His mind and His heart and His will. He does care for us.

  • Bill says:

    Good Morning Mart and Friends,

    This is an important post.

    I – like many others – have followed this story from the beginning. I’ve read all the theories. I’ve watched all the reports.

    I discovered two reports today, both from the DailyMail Online (UK) – dated 15 March and 16 March – that indicate the pilot was a “fanatic” who hijacked the plane and flew it, possibly, to Pakistan. The reports say the passengers may still be alive, but held against their will.

    This information has to be particularly difficult for loved ones to hear. Any shred of information that their friends and family members are still alive will be eagerly believed and clung to. This has to be tearing them apart.

    What we see every moment of our lives is examples of God-given love – between family members, spouses, friends. Love is from God because God is love.

    It doesn’t matter if these people were Muslims, Christians, Atheists, or a mixture of all religions, or none at all. What they feel for those lost is love. And that love could only have one source – God, the creator of heaven and earth.

    I still hope and pray there’s a happy resolution to this growing mystery.

    Love to all,


    P.S. I’m not sure I’ve heard about any “corporate coverup” regarding this story. I’m not even sure such a thing is possible. Which corporations?