Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

UNANSWERED…the WHY of uncontrollable events

Tom McGuinness

Tom McGuinness Pilot on American Flight #11

Steve Scheibner

Steve Scheibner

The video I am going to share with you  is one that speaks of the unanswerable questions of life and death. One pilot lived; one pilot died. I agree with this video about 99%.   Steve Scheibner’s life was changed forever…his goals in life were intensified because he should have been in a certain place at a certain time and was not.   Another pilot, Tom McGuinness, was brutally murdered because he was fulfilling his duty as the pilot for the day.

One cannot understand why these unanswerable things happen.  There are no answers to the ones who were spared on 9-11  and those who were in the midst of it all and died.   Certainly there were those who called in sick to work; missed a bus or train; had another event that kept them away.  There were also those who went to work and did exactly what they were supposed to be doing on that terrible day…9-11.

The 1% that I do not agree with is that God…in anyway…thought it should be the last day of another’s life.   God only received the pilots/crews/(listed below) and passengers into His arms. 

Flight Attendants:
Barbara “Bobbie” Arestegui
Jeffrey Collman
Sara Low
Karen Ann Martin
Kathy Nicosia
Betty Ong
Jean Roger
Dianne Bullis Snyder 
Madeline Amy Sweeney

Captain John Ogonowski
First Officer Tom McGuinness

The terrorist were the ones who decided to kill those scheduled on American Flight#11, as well as thousands of others who died in the Towers.  They and they alone were the cause of this tragedy.

So often, we as Christians, say “God took them because He wanted (him/her) to be with Him”. I have even heard people say, “God needed another angel in heaven.”    That is just not God.   He is all loving and caring.  He does not bring evil upon those who are the target of someone’s distorted thoughts and evil plans.   He simply receives them unto Himself.

Having said this, I do not believe that the pilot on this video meant any harmful thoughts about God’s will on Tom McGuinness,  the American Airlines #11 pilot…for he honors him throughout the video.    One would ask, “What about Tom’s life?   Did he not have goals and desires?”   Of course he did. He is, for certain, greatly missed by those who loved him.

Nevertheless, the video is inspirational even if it does not answer the unanswerable.  Uncontrollable events simply carry us along with them.    Thank you, Steve,  for sharing your story with us.

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