So, were they, or weren’t they? Perhaps you’ve read the story of Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, the Hawaiian women and their two dogs who were supposedly rescued after being stranded aboard their disabled sailboat for five months.
Recent inconsistencies about their stories are now causing authorities to question the sailors account of their ordeal.
Questions about storms that never happened, the damage that was less than claimed, the year of food the women had taken on board for an 18-day trip. Questions about things that make you go, hmmmmmm?
The biggest question the U.S. Coast Guard has raised was why the survivors had never activated the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon they had on board, a device that would have brought help within a day or two.
The response from Appel is that she understood that the EPRB was only to be used in life and death situations, not for little emergencies like when you had been adrift in the South Pacific for five months.
But isn’t that like those who know about the grace and forgiveness that God has to offer, but have decided that they’ll only reach out when death is imminent? Let’s hope they can stay afloat long enough to make the call.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.