Maybe you’ve heard this phrase as many times as I have. I’ve flown half a million miles in the last ten years, which is no fantastic feat by those that REALLY fly a lot, but it’s still significant enough.
This just dawned on me the other day flying back from a trip what a ridiculous statement this really is. What is the alternative? Sit up, freak out and hate the flight? No disrespect to those that have issues and fear of flying, I don’t know what of any other choices?
It’s similar to living on this earth. We are humans with frail and sensitive systems. We don’t do well in the heat, and we don’t do well in the cold. We get sick easily, and we can die quickly. We really have very little control over us and others.
We have a perceived ability to control things when we don’t. The earth we live on is spinning on its axis as it circles the sun and each day comes and goes like the one before it and somehow–at times–we believe we are significant and that we actually have control over circumstances.
I have belief in God that transcends even my own thoughts about myself and the circumstances of life. While the world around me seems chaotic, He is in control. When all seems to be spinning out of control I have the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight. In the chaos, I can have peace.
Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases. (Ps 115:2-3)
Do you know him?