God is Our Pilot

Thursday 01 September 2016

Lloyd John Ogilvie, the author of Silent Strength of My Life, tells the story of a young boy he met while travelling. He noticed the boy waiting alone in the airport lounge for his flight to be called. Boarding began for the flight, and the young boy was sent ahead of the adult passengers to find his seat. When Ogilvie got on the aircraft, he discovered the boy had been assigned the seat next to his.

The boy was polite when Ogilvie engaged him in conversation and then quietly spent time colouring in an airline colouring book. He showed neither anxiety nor worry about the flight as preparation was made for take-off.

During the flight, the plane flew into a very bad storm, which caused the jetliner to bounce around like a "kite in the wind". The air turbulence and subsequent pitching and lurching of the aircraft frightened some of the passengers, but the young boy seemed to take it all in his stride.

A female passenger seated across the aisle from the boy became alarmed by the wild rolling of the aircraft. She asked the boy, "Little boy, aren't you scared?"

"No ma'am," he replied, looking up just briefly from his colouring boom. "My dad's the pilot."

There are times when events in our lives make us feel like we are in the middle of a turbulent storm. Despite the circumstances, our lives are in the hands of the One who created heaven and earth. In the midst of such storm let us remember that God, our loving Father is our pilot, and say, "My Dad's the Pilot!"

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