17 October 2012
After spending months pouring into this project, Breezy and I are grateful to present:
Inside you will find paper dolls of the Captain and 15 of the most beloved passengers of the Titanic, mini-biographies, clothing changes, two fold-out scenes on the decks of the Titanic, and a faithful retelling of God’s Providential work in history.
While learning about the bravery and sacrifice, children can play and remember…
Men gave their lives so that women and children could live. “Women and children first,” was the cry! Then the lifeboats were lowered into the freezing water below and were rowed away from the sinking ship.
One hundred years ago this year was a night to remember. May we never forget to honor those brave men who went down with the ship, sacrificing their lives so that others could live!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
P.S. You can expect posts here to be much more regular now that this project is complete!
22 May 2012
I had just dropped off to sleep when I felt the ship bump as if scraping the side of a tree.
I sat up straight in bed, trying to make out what had happened. It seemed completely silent for a minute or two. The engines were cut off. The corridors were quiet until one began to hear doors open and voices speaking. The first voice I heard was a woman asking the steward what had happened. He replied calmly, “Everything will be all right.”
Those were the words of Miss Helen R. Østby, survivor, recalling the night when the Titanic had struck an iceberg which would lead to the ship’s sinking and the death of 1,500+ passengers and crew.
I can only imagine what it would have been like – just over one hundred years ago – to be on the grand, arrogantly acclaimed “unsinkable” Titanic.
The anticipation leading up to her maiden voyage, the excitement of all those boarding such an extravagant vessel, the luxury and grandeur of her various decks and the first class dining hall.
With this being the 100th year anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, we have been studying her passengers, the events surrounding her maiden and fatal voyage, and those who survived. The event becomes more and more real with each new fact learned and each new story read.
I am left speechless by the heroism of the men who gave their lives so that women and children could live. Not a single act of chivalry, heroism, or sacrifice was performed by accident. With great intention the men placed the women and children on lifeboats as the Titanic took on water.
The sinking was tragic because of the many lives lost at sea. But with gratefulness we can look back and give thanks for those who were spared and lived to tell the stories of manhood, womanhood, humility, servanthood, and especially sacrifice.
“For I know that the Lord is great,
and that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps.
He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
Who makes lightnings for the rain
and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.”