It’s just a few days to the end of the year and while we’ve all been anticipating crossing into the new year, sadly, the world has been devastated by the news of a missing plane.
News reports have it that an AirAsia Indonesia airplane flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing. The jet carrying 162 people had 138 adults, 16 children and one infant.
According to CNN, the missing plane, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, went missing as it flew over the Java Sea between the islands of Belitung and Borneo yesterday. Midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya, the plane got missing. No distress call was made before the disappearance.
The two countries immediately launched a search and rescue operation, but there was unfortunately no sign of the plane more than seven hours after it lost contact with ground control.
We still haven’t recovered from the shock of the missing Air Malaysia plane and now this. This is a very sad shock to the families and friends of those on board and indeed, the entire world.
At this point in time, words fail me. How do you comfort someone who doesn’t know if his or her loved ones are alive or dead? This is just too sad. My consolation is in the fact that I know there is a God who sees all and who is always in control. My prayers are with them in this obviously difficult time.
Why don’t you drop some words of comfort to them in the comment section below.