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Monday, April 23, 2012

Flying to Eternity

It was just another afternoon, the weather was beautiful, and 80 year old John Collins and his wife Helen decided to take an afternoon flight in their family’s plane. However, the flight didn’t go as planned; John Collins had a heart attack, and wife, Helen was left to fly the plane. The problem was that she didn’t have a pilot’s license. She had flown for years beside her husband; she had even taken the controls in the air before, however she eventually had to land. When Helen radioed the tower and informed them of her situation, pilot Robert Vuksanovic scrambled a plane and flew beside her as he relayed instructions to her on how to land the plane. 81 year old Helen Collins was able to successfully land the plane on the runway  by using the instructions that Vuksanovic had given.

Just as Vuksanovic relayed instructions of how to fly as he flew in a plane beside Helen Collins, God has relayed us intructions of how to fly through life through his Holy Word. The Bible gives us instructions regarding Christian living, salvation, and “all things that pertain to life and Godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). The Bible shows us exactly how to live our lives in a way where we can land our “spiritual plane” in eternity in Heaven with our God. Are we listening to the instructions from God which tells us how to land our plane?

Are we:
1) Studying the Instructions?
2) Following the Instructions?

The Bible tells us that “without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). Do we have that faith to trust and obey as God relays us instruction of how to land our plane in eternity with him?

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