September 12, 2011
Take a few minutes out of your day to watch this video of Steve Scheibner, a pilot who was scheduled to on fly American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, before another pilot by the name of Tom McGuinness called in to take that flight instead. The plane hit one of the World Trade Centers on the morning of September 11th and Scheibner sat down to talk about how he felt when he realized that someone else had taken his place. He talks about how his relationship with God was strengthened and how he takes life more seriously now. It really touched me when he said:
Why does God take one and leave another? It’s not because I’m a better person or God wanted to do more with me than he wanted to do with Tom. I’m thinking God’s providence. That’s obviously His choice. What has stuck with me all these years is the fact that He did leave me behind… is that I need to act like I’m living on borrowed time… because I am.