This past Sunday evening, a fire broke out in the engine room aboard Carnival Triumph. The ship is powerless, which means no steering, no air conditioning, and no toilets. The boat is being pushed back to port. Needless to say, this adventure has taken a nightmarish turn for both passengers and crew.
I'm sure the crew is doing their best to ensure the safety and welfare of passengers, and are trying to mitigate the effects of the loss of power. But instead of being grateful that no one was harmed, the ship isn't sinking, and help is available, according to news reports, some of the passengers have become hysterical.
This is where we need some strong Christian passengers to step up to the proverbial plate and do what we do best: Help the crew by dispensing hope and encouragement among their fellow passengers.