I woke up early this morning to the news that Loretta Fuddy, Health Services Director for the state of Hawaii had perished in a plane crash one half mile off Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. The only fatality among nine passengers, the small plane suffered massive engine failure at 3:15 p.m. yesterday just minutes after departing the island; the cause of death not immediately clear as Ms. Fuddy had been helped into her life jacket after the plane had crashed but, was found a short time later by responders to be unresponsive.
As everyone knows by now, this is the second time in less than two years that Ms. Fuddy’s name has been in the news – the first coming April 2011, when she gave permission for President Obama’s birth certificate to be made public - a decision that had Obama supporters crowing but, leaving as many or more others as yet unconvinced.
In a growing list of oddities surrounding the current President, Ms, Fuddy’s death came with in just hours of the schizophrenic man who was hallucinating while signing for the deaf at the Mandela Memorial while standing just a few short feet from the President.
As Health Director for the state of Hawaii it was Ms Fuddy’s job to visit all of the islands and particularly the island of Molokai as the Health Director also serves in the capacity of Mayor. With five flights daily by Makani Kai Air- which by the way means “Wind of the Sea” – a crash of one of their planes by one of their experienced pilots is almost unthinkable. I looked at the name of Kalaupapa and found that it means – flat leaf or level plain. And, as you can see from the photo above it is an appropriate name.
As per my custom, when I read news stories like these, I like to see what God has to say from his word and this morning I opened my Bible to Isaiah 26, where I read these words:
“He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low, he levels it to the ground, and casts it down to the dust …. the path of the righteous is level; …. Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the Lord. O Lord, your mighty hand is lifted high, but they do not see it.” Isaiah 26: 5-10
They do not see it! Nor do they want to – even when it is standing right in front of them! And, while the Bible is clear that God shows grace to the wicked, it is not without expiration. 960 days exactly for Ms. Fuddy - the number of days from the release of the birth certificate to her passing on December 12. Interesting that eight people survived the plane crash relatively unharmed but, one did not. Eight, the number of those who survived the great flood – Nine, the number of judgment.
*For more on the “fake” signer at the Mandela Memorial see todays post at Running from Babylon titled Winter Storm Laodicea – (about half way down the post). http://runningfrombabylon.blogspot.com/
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy