I recently went on a wonderful vacation with my wife to California (travel blog posts, coming soon.)
Getting there required a plane ride, which for me, is a major deal. I dislike flying. Understatement of the year, there. Flying to me is basically a mild form of torture.
I don’t know what it is, but I have never enjoyed flying. Numerous incidents of strong turbulence over the years, whatever it’s been…I dread flying and do pretty much anything to avoid it.
For this trip though, it meant getting on a plane. So, I did. 🙂
Takeoff was fine, and we got to cruising altitude – but that’s when the bumps started. A few here and there, then the flight attendants were told to sit down, because it was going to be “choppy”. Ayiee.
It got really bumpy. I was entering panic mode. But, check this out.
I do a little reading on planes to pass the time. Happened to be on this page, right as this was going on.
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Just a moment or two after I started to read this – the bumps stopped. Everything smoothed out. It was completely calm. Amazing.
Great metaphor for life here, friends.
What are you afraid of? What area of your life is a little short on faith right now? Flying is definitely one of mine! But God says, if we give Him our fear and replace it with faith, He will make things calm in our lives. Amen!
Let your faith fly today, everyone. Have a great day.