Man Jumps out of an airplane from 25,000 feet (6 miles) up, at a speed of over 120 mph, without a parachute on July 30, 2016. I heard about this on the radio today.
“The net, dubbed the “Fly Trap,” is indeed designed to provide Aikins with that life-saving soft catch—assuming he actually strikes the 28-by-28-foot (8.5-by-8.5-meter) “sweet spot” in the center of the net.” By his own month, he said that he missed the center of it by about 20 feet. Let me think, that is only ABOUT an eight foot space left to error! Oh well, he did it. Why should I even bring it up?
It brought to my mine three questions from the Heidelberg Catechism:
105. What does God require in the sixth commandment?
That I do not revile, hate, insult, or kill my neighbor either in thought, word, or gesture, much less in deed, whether by myself or by another,1 but lay aside all desire of revenge;2 moreover, that I do not harm myself, nor willfully run into any danger.3 Wherefore also to restrain murder the magistrate is armed with the sword.4
 Matt. 5:21–22; 26:52; Gen. 9:6.  Eph. 4:26; Rom. 1:19; Matt. 5:25; 18:35. Matt. 4:7; Rom. 13:14; Col. 2:23.  Ex. 21:14; *Matt. 18:6–7.
106. Does this commandment speak only of killing?
No, but in forbidding murder God teaches us that He abhors its very root, namely, envy,1 hatred,2 anger,3 and desire of revenge; and that in His sight all these are hidden murder.4
107. But is this all that is required: that we do not kill our neighbor?
No, for in condemning envy, hatred, and anger, God requires us to love our neighbor as ourselves,1 to show patience, peace, meekness,2 mercy,3 and kindness,4 toward him, and to prevent his hurt as much as possible;5 also, to do good even unto our enemies.6
 Matt. 7:12; 22:39.  Eph. 4:2; Gal. 6:1–2; Rom. 12:18.  Matt. 5:7; Lk. 6:36. Rom. 12:10.  Ex. 23:5.  Matt. 5:44–45; Rom. 12:20–21; *Col. 3:12–14; *Matt. 5:9.
The two lines highlighted in red is what jumped out into my mind as I sat in my seat 25 inches up from the ground.
First, was trusting that my chair would hold me up. That I would be safe to rely on my equipment. After all, it has never broken on me before.
Second, I was traveling at about 70 mph, and was certain that the brakes would stop me.
Thirdly, that if I was to travel any faster, I would be putting my fellow highway drivers, which I am sharing the road with me in danger.
Lastly, I would be breaking the law too.
I am happy for him that this time he only missed his mark which he was aiming for by a little. I thought about the fact that we all miss our target most of the time, but I sure do come close….
The LORD God Almighty, has said that all men have missed His mark of righteousness, holiness, and love. “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God,…to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:23-26
Thank you for indulging me.