Flying the friendly skies was a normal protocol living so far from extended family during our military years. I would always smile after buckling into our seats hearing the flight attendant come on the loud speaker to prepare us for the journey ahead. Pulling out her instruction pamphlet she would invite us to read along pointing out all the necessary precautions and built in safety features in case we were to encounter turbulence. She would direct our eyes to the nearest way out and would assure us that the plane was crafted and constructed so everything we needed for safe travels was already in place. Even in cases of an emergency our seat cushions would turn into a flotation devices, and an oxygen mask would appear at just the right time with clear instructions to place your mask on before assisting others.
As our flights would take off I was always amazed how quickly the things of this world that we think are so big really from an aerial viewpoint are actually rather small and indifferent.
Sometimes we forget how big our God is and how powerfully transforming His love can be.
Past hurts can weigh us down like overbearing heavy baggage. It needs to be checked in properly before our flight takes off and as these burdensome bags are taken out of our hands, we are then freed up to assist and help others.
It wasn’t until I found my way to the cross and entered into a place of complete surrender to my Lord, that I was able to lay my burdens down and take flight under the care and covering of His wings.
I had to put my oxygen mask on first.
Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, “Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye” when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye, then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. Matthew 7: 3-5
From my nest to yours,