Some people hate to fly! The thought of being cocooned high above the earth while traveling 500 miles an hour powered by highly flammable jet fuel can be nerve-racking!
Years ago, I heard one gal say, “I hate to fly, so I never really sit down the whole time.”
Well, not me. I love looking out an airplane window to- ward a setting sun as it disappears beyond the horizon. You just can’t get that view from the ground!
Now, I’ve had my share of bumpy flights. Years ago, I flew out of Charleston, S.C., on a small commuter plane through the middle of a severe thunderstorm. We bumped and bounced for about 40 minutes before we finally found some smooth air. It was not a happy flight.
Every time I fly, I’m reminded of the words of Moses: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deut. 33:27a).
I don’t think Moses had flying in mind when he wrote those words. After all, top speed during Moses’ day was probably found on the back of a camel. Truth is, I’ve felt less secure in a camel saddle eight feet in the air than I have in an aircraft 30,000 feet above the ground.
You just can’t get the same view from eight feet above the ground as you do at 30,000 feet!
Most of the time, we do well to get our eyes just a few feet above the details of life and ministry. It’s easy to get so bogged down in all the issues that we lose sight of the big picture the Master Artist is creating.
That’s one reason for our Vision 2020West Conference in Indian Wells, Calif., July 28-Aug. 1. We want you to be challenged through the sessions to lift your eyes to what God might do beyond the pressing details you face today. Don’t miss the dynamic Bible teaching, practical workshops, powerful moments of worship and inspiring fellowship. You’re in for a great view!
Bob Fetterhoff is the first multi-year moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). He is the pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, Wooster, Ohio.