2018-01-24 - Captivated
Each time I see airplanes or helicopters taking off or landing, I am still captivated by the view like a little kid seeing it for the first time.. Not so many other types of situations render the same response from me or likely from you. Examples might be things like the changing of traffic signals, bus stop or cab stops, getting on and off interstates, delivery by the post office or other delivery companies, emergency vehicles answering calls daily, etc. We see these types of circumstances routinely, yet do not necessarily find them all that interesting unless something unusual happens in the process. Maybe I find the aviation process more hypnotizing due to the fact it is more dramatic in its process of having to defy gravity, and so being a little less interwoven into my daily life. I’d also like to think that the reminder of the possibility of big things happening is wrapped up into seeing the breathtaking exit or entrance of a massive machine with a couple or a couple hundred passengers on it. Such split seconds of comings and goings seem filled with a more powerful vision of hope. I think of a few times I was on one of those aircraft and been filled with such high expectations of an impending visit with a friend or loved one.
I want to be mindful of what is to come and what I was promised by God, and live my life accordingly, yet still focusing on each task laid before me. I also want to always be enamored by how God pieces each bit of His plan together and allows me to be woven into it. The ending will come in God’s timing, and the details of the big picture belong to Him, so I am ultimately spiritually captivated by my maker, my Father. He deserves all the glory and praise. Amen.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.