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
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
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!"