Sunday, January 18, 2015

Why Muscle Man Greg Plitt's Dead As Another Survived Unimaginable Wreckage Without Injury

I found this article today of a man miraculously surviving a horrendous wreck quite interesting in contrast to the one about body builder Greg Plitt who was killed by a metro train after trying to shoot a protein shake scene in his commercial.  See Actor and Fitness Model Hit By a Train While Filming Protein Shake Commercial - UK Daily Mail, January 18, 2015  

After having lifted my jaw from the floor over these two mind blowing stories, what I found especially intriguing was not only how close Kaleb Whitby, 27, came to death but how he had allegedly walked away without injury from a small cube of what was his former vehicle crushed by two huge big rig trucks. I particularly noted that the truck ahead of him had the words Covenant Transport.  

Clearly God saved this man from certain death in this situation and then used the truck's Covenant message to let the world know He was involved in saving this man's life.

An uninjured Kaleb Whitby, 27, stares out calmly from the mangled wreckage of his Chevy Silverado after the two semi-trucks smashed into each other on the I-84 in Oregon - with him in the middle.

On another interesting note Kaleb's name's significant in Biblical history.
"Caleb, sometimes transliterated Kaleb (כָּלֵב, Kalev; Tiberian vocalization: Kālēḇ; Hebrew Academy: Kalev) is a figure who appears in the Bible as a representative of Judah." -Wikipedia

God went to all ends of the earth to save Kaleb's life while sending out the message of His Covenant still being firmly in place.  This tends to catch the eye of Christians like myself.

The Laws of Lean - The Late Greg Plitt

On the other hand, body builder and upcoming reality t.v. show star Greg Plitt seemed to have a long and successful life ahead of him only to lose it over a foolish choice to cross the train tracks while filming his protein shake commercial.  Where was God in this situation?  Why couldn't this man's fine muscles and human strength save him from the coming train?

The Lord says "cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans. Who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.".  Jeremiah 17:5-10

I found this opportunity to contrast these two lives of the muscle man hell bent depending on his own human strength while climbing the ladder of celebrity.  This versus a man God clearly helped survive one of the worst wrecks imaginable while sending a reminder of His Covenant.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33
It's important to contrast God's involvement in saving the lives of certain folks while apparently letting others go on their merry foolish way in life.  No matter what fine muscles one has, they mean nothing when decisions are made not to seek God first in one's life.

Man who SURVIVED being crushed between two big rigs in icy freeway crash and walked away without a scratch - UK Mail January 18, 2015