Trusting the One Unseen
As I was recently traveling on a plane, which I do frequently, I came across an interesting paradigm. You see, I am one of the people who actually LIKES turbulence in the air. It reminds me of a roller coaster ride.
I was on a plane recently when we encountered turbulence, and the man seated beside grabbed my arm with both hands and asked me, “Do you believe in God?”
I answered that I did have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He answered that he did also. He then asked me, “Do you think we are going down?” to which I answered, “No, I don’t believe we are going down,” to which he replied, “Why do you think we aren’t?” I replied, “Because the captain wants to get home and see his or her family as much as we do, and I trust that he or she can successfully navigate through the turbulence.”
He seemed a little relieved. He wasn’t a frequent flier like me, so this was all very new and unknown to him.
All of this got me thinking about something. Here I am, on a plane, with a couple of pilots who I don’t know sitting behind a closed and locked door — are they really there or have they parachuted out? — and I have put my life in their hands. How strange that I can do this so easily.
Yet, when I go through the turbulence of life, I often wonder if I can trust my God and Savior who I do know on a personal level and who has proven Himself faithful over and over again.
Each and every day, our Lord protects us as we drive, fly, bike, walk, or do any other activity. If the Lord ever pulls His great and loving mercy from us, we will cease to exist immediately, as we would have no air to breathe any longer.
As I thought of the ramifications of this, I noticed that here I was trusting a human more than I have the Savior at times. My prayer is like the one David stated in Psalm 56:3, "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." May we all trust in The One who has proved faithful and is known over the one who is behind the closed door.
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