You gotta love God's way of doing things!
Pilots run out of fuel, pray, land near Jesus sign
Wed May 21, 7:50 PM ET
It seemed like an almost literal answer to their prayers. When two New
Zealand pilots ran out of fuel in a microlight airplane they offered
prayers and were able to make an emergency landing in a field — coming to
rest right next to a sign reading, "Jesus is Lord."
Grant Stubbs and Owen Wilson, both from the town of Blenheim on the
country's South Island, were flying up the sloping valley of Pelorus Sound
when the engine spluttered, coughed and died.
"My friend and I are both Christians so our immediate reaction in a
life-threatening situation was to ask for God's help," Stubbs told The
Associated Press on Wednesday.
He said he prayed during the ill-fated flight Sunday that the tiny craft
would get over the top of a ridge and that they would find a landing site
that was not too steep — or in the nearby sea.
Wilson said that the pair would have been in deep trouble if the fuel had
run out five minutes earlier.
"If it had to run out, that was the place to be," he said. "There was an
instantaneous answer to prayer as we crossed the ridge and there was an
airfield — I didn't know it existed till then."
After Wilson glided the powerless craft to a landing on the grassy strip,
the pair noticed they were beside a 20-foot-tall sign that read, "Jesus is
Lord — The Bible."
"When we saw that, we started laughing," Stubbs said.
Nearby residents provided them with gas to fly the home-built plane back to