One of them was known as THE SAMPSON. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn’t want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic.
Ø This ship represents people who are so busy on a deviant path that they can’t recognize when someone else is in need, and get so detached from their souls that they no longer have the courage to do what is right. Cowardice has set in like a fungus. Eventually their selfishness gets them.
The next ship was THE CALIFORNIAN. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren’t favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening.
Ø This ship represents those of us who say I can’t do anything now. The conditions aren’t right for it and so they wait until conditions are perfect before going out. In their stupor they fail to realize that if conditions were perfect, where would the need for assistance arise.
The last ship was THE CARPATHIA. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic. When the captain looked back at dawn, at the ice fields they had come through, he said Someone else's hands must have been at the helm of this ship!
Ø This ship represents those who would pray to God for direction and then go without hesitation. May not achieve much but at least they sleep in the knowledge that they tried to live up to being human and caring.
Life whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. We need to take time to listen to these whispers and take heed.
Reach out next time when someone knocks on your door … you may not have the faith in yourself …but the person who knocks has!