A Titanic Holy Week
She was a vessel like no other. A ship of dreams in the beginning, a ship of tragedy in the end.
110 years ago, the RMS Titanic sailed across the Atlantic during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City.
At roughly 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, the ocean liner struck an iceberg, puncturing six of her watertight compartments and enabling the frigid water to begin to consume the ship.
On April 15, 1912, at roughly 2:20 a.m., the Titanic succumbed to her fate.
As her bow dipped beneath the surface, her stern’s structure failed, causing her to break in half. Just minutes later, the “unsinkable ship” disappeared from sight as she sank to the depths of the ocean.
2022 years ago, a group of men gathered to observe the Passover. It was a time of remembering their past and hoping for the day when the Messiah would come to save them.
But before long, one Man was thrust into the hands of the Romans. His crime: He claimed to be the Son of God, the Savior of the World.
It did not take the Romans long to subject Him to unfathomable punishments, jeering at Him to save Himself if He truly was the Messiah. Eventually, they nailed Him to a cross and adorned His head with a crown of thorns.
As He endured the immense pain and stared into the eyes of His mother and Disciples, as His tortures spit at Him, taunted Him and further dehumanized Him.
He soon succumbed to His fate, stating “it is finished” before He died on the cross.
Three days later, His tomb was found to be empty, His battered body nowhere in sight. As His followers tried to make sense of what might have happened, He soon appeared before them as alive as ever.
“This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem,” Jesus said to his Disciples. (Luke 24:46–47).
The Titanic took over 1,500 souls. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ took one.
But it gave life to generations.