SOS is the International Morse code distress signal. This distress signal was first adopted by the German government radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard under the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, which was signed on November 3, 1906, and became effective on July 1, 1908. SOS remained the maritime radio distress signal until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. SOS is still, today… recognized as a visual distress signal.
In popular usage, SOS became associated with such phrases as “Save our Souls.” SOS is only one of several ways that the combination could have been written; VTB, for example, would produce exactly the same sound, but SOS was chosen to describe this combination. SOS is the only nine-element signal in Morse code, making it more easily recognizable, as no other symbol uses more than eight elements. This information was adapted from WIKIPEDIA
It seems… rather ironic that the term “Save our Souls,” was used as an ‘international distress signal.’ The Apostle Mark tells us in … Mark 13:33-37 to … Keep watch! Stay awake! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away. He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge. Each one is given a task to do. He tells the one at the door to keep watch. “So keep watch! You do not know when the owner of the house will come back. It may be in the evening or at midnight. It may be when the rooster crows or at dawn. He may come suddenly. So do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone. ‘Watch!’
So… it seems, that, even in the biblical days… we were being forewarned to “pay attention” to the consequences of ‘saving our souls.’ Marks advice was good then… and it’s STILL GOOD today… Be alert… keep a watchful eye… for Our Master, Jesus Christ… will come at a time unbeknownst.
Many blessings… as very keep a ‘watchful eye’…cjlb…12/3/2017