While cleaning out an old chest a few weeks ago, I came across an interesting paper that my daughter wrote immediately following her high school graduation. At eighteen years of age, I found this to be an interesting and discerning life analogy. Perhaps that opinion is simply the pride of a mother, however, I’d like to share it. May it bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.
by Gina Harrison Borden
My life is like an airplane. It begins safe on the ground. Then the airplane takes off, going slowly at first. It goes flying into the air, a little unbalanced in the beginning, but soon gains control. There are many distractions for the airplane, like clouds and fog which are difficult to see and fly through. Also, there can be turbulence along the way. During these times, the Great Pilot comes to the assistance of the airplane, as well as other controllers who love and care about the airplane. This Great Pilot and the other controllers provide guidance and direction to keep the airplane on course. The airplane understands the importance of the Pilot and the controllers, and with their assistance, it manages to get through even the toughest situations. Sometimes, it seems to take forever to get to the destination. Eventually though, the airplane arrives and lands safely on the ground.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 (NIV84)
Copyright © 2013, Freida Harrison and Gina Harrison Borden. All rights reserved. Breath of Life Women’s Ministries. Airplane photo courtesy of Michelle Welch. Bible scripture taken from New International Version 1984.