A Miracle At Sea
As an individual trained in science, making a living through the application of it, I am ostensibly not supposed to believe in miracles. Yet, everyday I experience them, and at times, enjoy sharing them with my readers.
Three boys—Samuel Perez , Filo Filo, and Edward Nasau, all under fifteen, were last seen in their small boat near the atoll of Atafu on October 5, and then vanished without any trace. New Zealand authorities employed two airplanes to search a 10,000-square mile expanse of the South Pacific Ocean and then called it off to great disappointment of many people.
The boys' families took them for dead and performed last rites. However, after 50 days of being adrift on the ocean, the boys were discovered on Wednesday by a fishing boat, northeast of Fiji. The boys had traveled an incredible distance of 800 miles in a little speed boat!
They survived drinking rainwater, catching and eating raw fish, and a seagull, that they had managed to catch one time. They were emaciated with slight sunburns, but otherwise in good health.
My grooming and lifelong discipline in scientific activity says that this is a simple case of lost and found—the whole incident nothing more than sheer matter of coincidence, lady luck shining on those three lucky boys; and a few years earlier I would have been happy with that rationalization.
For some reason however, I now see a miracle in it, like I see miracle in my heart beating faithfully with its perfect rhythm for all these years, and in this life that I live and share with six billions other people, several billions animals, and innumerable plants, on a tiny planet called earth, which is not even a blip in the universe. And for me it does not even need a God to believe in interplay of life forces in creation of miracles.
Wayne Dyer says, we are not human beings having spiritual experiences, we are spiritual beings having human experiences. We are just a block of entrapped energies that has given us this shape and consciousness. Remember, the world does not exist if you are not there to experience it.
I see a purpose of God keeping those boys alive and bringing them back among us for our own lesson, and for our wisdom. And you may take the word “God” out of this equation if that may suit you; after all who knows God, except as a mere expression of transmitting some concepts!