Thomas Lamb Airways, laterÂ re-named Lambair, was founded byÂ Tom Lamb in 1934. It was created toÂ quickly transport fish from The PasÂ in Northern Canada to where it couldÂ reach the USA markets. Tom andÂ his six sons moved trappers and fur,Â fishermen and fish, miners and miningÂ equipment as well as supporting isolatedÂ communities of Northern Canada.Â Their motto was, â€œDo not ask where weÂ fly, tell us where you want to goâ€.
On November 13, 1979, a LambairÂ flight took off from Churchill headingÂ for Chesterfield Inlet. On board thisÂ plane was a flight crew of three as wellÂ as cargo of one snowmobile and manyÂ cases of soft drinks for the Arctic Co-op.Â Reportedly the plane was overloaded.Â Shortly into the flight, one of the twoÂ engines experienced trouble, forcing theÂ crew to descend and turn back to theÂ Churchill airport. Just one-quarter of aÂ mile short of the runway, a wing clippedÂ a power pole causing a crash landingÂ on the unforgiving rocks. Thankfully,Â although two of the crew were seriouslyÂ injured, no one was killed in theÂ accident. The wreckage of this plane canÂ still be found on the scenic route alongÂ the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba.
This particular plane had been flyingÂ since 1945. Although it was only one-quarterÂ of a mile from the runway, theÂ plane still missed the mark. It did notÂ make it to a safe haven.
Perhaps you have been â€˜flyingâ€™ forÂ many years, comfortable with life. OrÂ maybe, like many of us, you are ladenÂ with the baggage of life. Although weÂ may try to prepare ourselves for Heaven,Â there is nothing we can do in ourselves,Â to get rid of our own cargo of sin. TheÂ good news is that the work has beenÂ done for us! The Lord Jesus Christ,Â the spotless Son of God, took our sinÂ and paid the price for it on the cross ofÂ Calvary. The Lord Jesus said, â€œCome toÂ Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden,Â and I will give you restâ€ (Matthew 11:28).
Because He loves us, He willinglyÂ took our place so that we can be madeÂ right with God. When we come to Him,Â confessing our sins and trusting Him, weÂ can be sure of our place in Heaven. WeÂ will not miss the mark!
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