Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

$500 cash reward for the return or information that leads to the return of missing bull, registered polled Hereford with tattoo ID# Z203, distinctive marks on head, yellow tag in right ear, "D" brand on right hip, missing from Hwy. 119 and C.R. 454 intersection. Call Patrick Danysh, 210-827-9331.

VideoFound female med sized dog on Hickory Hill Dr in LaVernia. Pic in WCNews online ad. Probably not neutered, very playful and gets along well with cats. Please call 830-947-3458

VideoLost: Cat in Floresville, end of Sutherland Springs Rd., wearing blue flea collar, grey and cream with tabby stripes, my little boy is worried about me. Call 210-216-9634 or 830-393-8496. 
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Your #1 Advertising Resource! Call 830-216-4519.
Sears is seeking a Delivery Driver/Sales Associate, must have great people and customer service skills and a willingness to work flexible hours; sales, delivery and installation of appliances, basic computer and register skills a plus, must pass background investigation, starting pay based on experience. If you are seriously interested in this position apply in person (no phone calls please) at the Sears Hometown store located at 2301 Tenth, Floresville.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

On The Road To Forever


World preoccupation




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Thomas Bonham is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

June 12, 2013 | 1,889 views | Post a comment

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, carrying 163 passengers and 13 crew members, left New York’s JFK Airport on Friday, Dec. 29, 1972, at 9:20 p.m., en route to Miami International Airport. The flight was routine until its approach into Miami International Airport. After lowering the gear, the co-pilot noticed that the landing gear indicator, a green light identifying that the nose gear is properly locked in the “down” position, did not illuminate. The pilots cycled the landing gear, but still failed to get the confirmation light. They then told the tower that they would discontinue their approach to the airport and requested to enter a holding pattern. The tower cleared the flight to climb to 2,000 feet, then hold west over the Everglades. The second officer was dispatched into the avionics bay beneath the flight deck to check visually if the gear was down through a small viewing window.

Fifty seconds after reaching their assigned altitude, the captain instructed the co-pilot to put the jet on autopilot. As they worked on the light, the jet began a descent into the black night sky so gradual it could not be perceived by the crew. The altitude-warning chime, located under the engineer’s workstation, was triggered, but the engineer had gone below, and there was no indication by the pilots’ recorded voices that they heard the chime. The plane was at half its assigned altitude as they started another turn, and noticed the discrepancy. Co-Pilot: “We did something to the altitude.” Pilot: “What?” Co-Pilot: “We’re still at 2,000 feet, right?” Pilot: “Hey! What’s happening here?” Less than 10 seconds after this exchange, the jetliner crashed. The crash occurred as a result of the entire flight crew becoming preoccupied with a burnt-out landing gear indicator light and failing to notice the autopilot had inadvertently been disconnected.

[2 Corinthians 4] “... We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (1John 1:5-7) For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (v.16-18).

Nearly everything being sold to the consumer of the world today is in some way related to improving one’s lifestyle. The world is constantly reminding me that I’m getting older, but that there is a solution to my every problem in life, and most of the time all I have to do is take a pill. The focus of man has become so self-centered that he can no longer feel in his heart, his separation from God. The worldly man is unaware that his attitude and altitude toward a safe landing in the heavenly realm is, in reality, going to crash short of his goal, because he’s so focused on himself; he’s taken his eyes off of God. I think some treat Jesus, our Savior, like an auto pilot, and at the same time, ask God if they can go into a holding pattern while they live life in the world as they please. Man cannot perceive the depths he is falling into and one day it is going to be too late to avoid eternal punishment. Read the last Old Testament book, Malachi. Man’s behavior then, which brought about the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem, wasn’t much different than it is now. The Day of the Lord is coming again and this time all of creation will be destroyed. Are you a crippled and blind “living” sacrifice to your God? (Malachi 1:14; Romans 12:1-2) Are you robbing God with worldly self-centered thinking? (Malachi 3:6-18)

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at twbonham@hotmail.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

On The Road To Forever Archives


Thomas Bonham bio sidebar
Drama Kidsauto chooserHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyPulse Research expires 6/30/15Triple R DC ExpertsVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.