Cruise of a Lifetime

April 16, 2015


I don’t know if the plan had been for it to be a three hour cruise but it turned into a 66 day nightmare. Louis Jordan had set sail for a few days of fishing but what was supposed to be a routine trip on his 35 foot sailboat named “Angel” turned into anything but. 
When the inexperienced sailor got caught unaware by heavy seas, his boat capsized, breaking her mast, ruining the on-board communication equipment and leaving Jordan with a broken shoulder.  That was in January and it was the last that anyone heard from Angel or it’s crew.  Last week “Angel” was spotted 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina by a German container ship with Louis Jordan sitting on its overturned hull.

In interviews, the survivor spoke of drinking rainwater and eating fish he attracted from under his boat with seaweed and then caught in a dip net.  But ultimately he credits his survival to his faith and the Bible that he kept on board.  Jordan told one reporter “’Every day I was like, ‘Please God, send me some rain, send me some water.’” 

And the refreshing thing is that it appeared that God and Louis were on speaking terms long before the storm.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.