The universe seems to have an irony engine. Have you noticed? Two praying teens stuck at sea, for example, were recently saved by a boat named “the Amen.”
Heather Brown and Tyler Smith, both 17, took a “senior skip day” from school and headed to Vilano Beach. But the choppy water and strong current swept them out to sea, where they were stuck for two hours.
“I asked him, I said ‘Tyler, oh my God, we are stuck; what’s the plan?'” Brown said.
They began to pray for help.
“I cried out, ‘If you really do have a plan for us, like come on. Just bring something,'” Smith said.
Then a godsend: a boat named “The Amen.”
Video from on board shows the scene of the ship, on its way to New Jersey, just before the two teens were spotted by crew 2 miles offshore.
“The name of the boat is ‘The Amen,'” Brown said. “I started crying.”
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When Eric Wagner bought the “Amen” six years ago, he had no way of knowing the boat would be the actual answer to two Florida teenagers’ prayers.
Wagner and his crew were sailing the 53-foot yacht from Delray Beach, Florida, to New Jersey last month when they heard “a desperate scream” over the engines, wind and choppy waves. …
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As a reporter of strange news I’ve seen astronomically unusual things happen over the years. I like science. Understanding through it is highly successful: we observe, make guess, test the guess, observe results, change something, re-test, observe, improve the previous guess, and continue until we have a working theory (roughly).
Here is a great diagram of the scientific method:
Right, and also … anomalies one observes, including those I have personally experienced, doing tests in my own life, lead me to the view that this universe is probably a simulation.
This could certainly include a God, which I see as a sort of interface to the universe’s control center.
Prayer, visualization and even imagination (art/music/poetry/fiction) may all be valid ways to connect. Not every wish gets answered, the simulation is complicated, but we can always pick up the God phone and make the call.
Therefore, you can understand when I say, with no sarcasm, about this unusual and fortunate ocean rescue:
Thanks God. Good job.