Happy Easter to all of my amazing readers! I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family however you celebrate.
For me this week has been a time of reflection as it has been for many of my local readers. In case you haven’t seen the news on Friday in Virginia Beach an F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment building.
For those of you who don’t live here you have to understand- we see these planes ALL THE TIME. It’s not at all unusual to be at a drive thru and have to pause to finish your order until a plane flies over because they are so loud. Sometimes the window panes in your house rattle just a little bit when they are training. The very loud noises are a very common occurance while you are walking the boardwalk at the Oceanfront. Having jets flying around my town is just part of our life. It’s the sound of freedom.
Somewhere in the back of my mind was always the wonder of “what if they crashed” but in my thirty some odd years here that has never happened. Until Friday. And what could have been one of the most devastating accidents in my town’s history has turned out to be a miracle. While the loss of personal possesions by some of the residents of the ruined apartments will take time to recover, there has been no loss of life. It has made this Easter weekend a time of even more celebration for those of us marveling at a modern day miracle.
I hope that you and your family see many miracles today just as Mary did when she found the empty tomb!
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”- Luke 24