Today my thoughts are of an airplane taking flight. The pilot is the guiding force making sure this plane goes to it’s correct destination, it arrives on time, and that everyone is safe.
Many things can affect the course of flight. The weather, the condition of the plane and the consistency of the pilot.
Every day billions of people board a plane having faith that the pilot will take them where they need to go. Everyday billions of people land safely and they arrive at their final destination. However, once in a while we need a course correction. Sometimes the plane is directed to land in a different place, sometimes the plane breaks down, and sometimes the plane even crashes.
I have often wondered , what plane am I flying in today? Who is guiding it? How do I land safely? How do I trust that I will be safe at the end of the day?
What if the pilot flying your plane changed positions? What if the co-caption took over the cockpit? What if a wrong decision was made? What if the plane that I am in runs out of gas? Will I recover? Will I be safe? Will I be strong enough to withstand the crash?
So many unanswered questions and so impatient am I. I believe that Christian people want their pilot to be Christ. However, sometimes we choose a different pilot and a different course.
Today my flight was disrupted by fog, icy windows, turbulence and upheaval. Today my plane was taken off it’s course. Tomorrow I hope that the course is smoother, straighter and the destination will be more peaceful.
I believe that some days the best we can do is to just spread our wings and hover. It’s in these moments when our plane rises to higher grouud that we can truly feel the wings of the plane supporting us. Sometimes we feel like our plane stays in the taxi position longer than we would like. However, to stand still and do nothing , is like looking out the window but never touching ground. To stay in one place can ground us, but to move forward in a positive direction can define us. Sometimes it’s just being aware of the direction we are heading that can cause us to make a course correction.
I think the most important thing to remember is to just keep flying , even if our destination is yet to be found.
Martin Luther King once said: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl but the most important thing to do is to just keep moving”. My goal for tomorrow is to have enough faith to fly, even though one wing feels broken. I do know that even God loves broken things and broken things mend if we remember to just keep trying.