I couldn't help but think of Christ and what He has done for us. We were like those stranded passengers who were helpless and unable to do anything that would bring them to land. From the passengers statements to the press it was clear that each passenger simply focused on trying to find some sort of comfort during this trying time. And just as they sought for comfort, people today are groping through life trying to find comfort and satisfaction while they are stranded and held under Satan's power.
Although there were many who came to capture videos and pictures of this cruise ship and did nothing to help, Jesus Christ did not stand as an observer of the world's desperate need of deliverance and do nothing. He stepped in and provided a way for man to be saved from the bondage of sin and Satan. He offers deliverance when no one else could. He suffered and died to pay the price for our sin so that we can stand before God and be declared righteous. Not that we have lived righteously but that all of our sins have been paid for and covered by the blood of the Lamb.
If another cruise ship had pulled up to this stranded ship and offered to take its passengers to shore any passenger who refused would be thought to be crazy. So why don't people want to place their faith in Christ as their deliverer?