Helicopter Crash Survivor on Faith, Family, God (Video)

What do you live for?  What does your life show the world that you live for?

Helicopter gunner Dylan Boone was one of two survivors of a 5-man crew of an MH-53E Sea Dragon that crashed off the coast of Virginia in January. As reported in the local press, Boone recently spoke to his Upward Church, detailing the ordeal in a 37-minute conversation that touched on a few major life realities, including his realization that he wasn’t living the life he should:

Boone said that more wrenching than his physical injuries was the recognition that he was spiritually wounded.

“I didn’t know if I was going to heaven or hell,” he said of that moment when he grappled with death. “It’s a tough pill to swallow to be able to say that.”

At one point — while Boone describes what went through his mind as he saw his imminent death — his pastor asks the “silly question” if he thought of the fact he never got to get leather seats in his truck.

The answer, of course, is No.

The pastor reminds the congregation that when faced with death, men recall their faith and their family.

If that’s what we think of when we’re about to die, shouldn’t it be what we think of when we live?

What do you live for?

See the full video here:

Repeated at the Stars and Stripes.