A fellow who lived in a lakeside cottage saw the entire accident and knew help was needed. He launched his canoe and paddled out to the damaged plane. He was able to bring the two men to safety. They were bruised and badly shaken, but the plane was completely destroyed. Later a motorboat towed the wrecked plane to shore.
Evidently, the surface of the lake was so glassy smooth and mirror like that the pilot misjudged his height during the attempted landing and crashed. Many people are misjudging the distance they are from eternity, and therefore never coming to the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. The two men in the plane were traveling towards the lake the day of their accident, and each of us without exception are also traveling towards eternity. It will either be an eternity with the Lord Jesus in heaven, or an eternity spent apart from him in the darkness of hell. You might like to think eternity is far off, but it is not. At the most, eternity is only so many heartbeats away from any of us.
Unless by the grace of God we are saved we shall never enter into heaven because of sin. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. To rescue us from sin God sent his Son to die on the cross. God commendeth his love towards us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. The blood the Lord Jesus shed on the cross can wash the vilest of sinners clean and make them fit for heaven. The blood of Jesus Christ, Gods Son, cleanseth us from all sin.
Ever since the Lord Jesus died and rose again, God has been sending the good news of a free salvation to all the world. Listen to the good news in this verse, Whosoever believeth in him (the Lord Jesus Christ) should not perish but have everlasting life. To everyone who believes the gospel message and turns away from their sins, It is Gods good pleasure to give to everyone who believes the gospel message and turns away from their sins the gift of eternal life. Have you received the gift of eternal life offered through the Lord? Not until you do so will you ever get off the broad road leading to eternal destruction.
Wont you realize how close you are to eternity, and that because of sin you need the Lord Jesus very much? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.