It was pitch black except for the light illuminating the plane engine outside the passenger window.
“Flight attendants take your seats. NOW!” boomed the speaker above my head. Flight attendants scurried to finish their tasks and take their seats. A few seconds later, the plane began to dip and bob as it started to descend through massive clouds on its way to the landing strip. I gazed out the window at the illuminated engine and wing. Condensation from the cloud wrapped around it as if snuggled in a cozy blanket. I could see nothing else.
In that moment, my thoughts wandered to the pilot and his ability to see us safely to the airport below. I reflected how every day millions of people board planes and don’t think twice about pilots getting them to their destination. Travelers trust that when they step into the plane, they will be delivered safely.
We also do that with restaurants, don’t we? Who considers the sanitary conditions of the kitchens, the freshness of the food, or the ability of the cook to prepare it correctly when we walk into a restaurant? We eat out, spend lots of money, and never think twice.
Whether we realize it or not, we are a society of trusting people. We put our trust in people we don’t know. We place our lives in the hands of people we haven’t met and never will. We depend on these unknowns to provide something of value in our lives. Why is that? Why is it we can trust humans who are fallible, yet have such a hard time trusting in God who is not?
Throughout the Bible, God encourages us repeatedly to put our trust in Him. We see proof of His goodness recorded in its pages. We know people who have had amazing things happen in their lives that can only be attributed to God. So trusting Him should be easy.
If you’re still not sure, try giving God a chance. Allow Him to take the wheel of your life. Trust Him to guide your way. When you do, have faith He will see you safely to your final destination. After all, He already knows where your journey will end.
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