Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Flying Me Safely Home



 

I have returned from five days with my wacky sister and dear parents in NY. Amy and I had a little time to kill in the airport, so we stopped off at a mock plane and posed as pilots. There are a LOT of controls a pilot must know how to operate. I am glad I am not the one responsible for getting us anywhere safely.

After a harrowing mock landing, we parted ways to our separate cities. I got the lucky brief layover in Detroit. Detroit's airport is the best. It has a psychedelic tunnel connecting concourse A and B that played Christmas music, while flashing wild colored lights. The video of that is below.

video

The real pilot of my plane flew me safely home. I used to be nervous in airplanes, because I wasn't used to all the bumping, the noise of the grinding mechanics lowering the landing gear, the buffeting about by the thick clouds. In the past, when the plane slowed down to prepare for landing, I was sure the engines had just died and in a second, the fateful plummet would begin.

The more I have flown, and emerged safely, the more I have learned to trust the pilot. The less fearful I have become. Yesterday, my heart never even raced out of a normal tempo. The slogan on the plane said, "Your safety is our top priority." My welfare was in the pilot's capable hands.

This is how it is being piloted by God. 

I  have been a Christian for 30 years now. I have seen miracles nearly each day. I have been through some difficult trials, but I am still here, breathing the sweet oxygen God sends each day, and gazing on the first rays of morning sun with which He dispels the cold night.

Inexplicably, in the midst of struggle, God sends peace at the most unexpected moments. The more I dwell in His word, and remember how gently and mercifully He has cared for me in the past, the more I can rest in the future He will bring.

I have learned I can trust him, and my welfare is in capable hands.

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Psalm 46:10 

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.









3 comments:

  1. Vicky you have the Best analogies!!! Thank you for your posts as they encourage me to look beyond the external into the eternal and to find more ways to Praise Him!!!

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    1. thank you Judy. I love seeing God's symbols everywhere I look!

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