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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The trip home - This is the kind of FAITH we all need

                    For those of you who did not receive this email, read on and see whether you have been touched by it.  For me, I love reading emails and sending it along to help the original sender of the email to reach out and touch more ppl.  Dont even know whether it is just a msg but the immense truth and FAITH behind it leaves me awed and clinging on to my own FAITH in the Lord, who is our Sheperd. Ophelia

                   "A Pastor had been on a long flight between Church conference.  The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the aeroplane flashed on : Fasten your safety belt.   Then after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving any beverage at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence.  Please be sure that your safety belt has been fasten."

                    As the Pastor looked around it became obvious that many of the passengers were being apprehensive.

                    Later the voice at the intercom said, "We are sorry we are unable to serve the meals at this time.  The turbulence is still ahead of us".

                   Then the storm broke.  The ominous cracks of the thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines.  Lightening lit up the darkening skies and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean.  One moment the plane was lifted on terrific currents of air, the next it dropped as if it was about to crash.

                    The Pastor confessed he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him.  He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed.  Some were praying.  The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they could make through the storm.  Then, suddenly I saw a little girl.  Apparently the storm meant nothing to her.  She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on the seat and was reading a book and everything within her small world; was calm and orderly.  Sometimes she closed her eyes then she would read again then she would straighten her legs but worry and fear were not part of her world.  When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm, when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid".  The Pastor was completely bewildered.

                    It was not surprising therefore that when the plane reached its destination safely and all the passengers were rushing to disembark, the Pastor lingered to talk to the little girl whom he had watched for a long time.  Having commented about the storm and the behaviour of the plane, he asked the little girl why she was not afraid.  The child replied, "Because my daddy's the pilot and he will take me home safely.  There are many kinds of storm that buffet us.  Financial, Domestic, Mental & Physical and many other storms can easily & quickly darken our skies and, figuratively speaking, thrown our own kind of plane into apparently uncontrollable movements.  We have all known such times and let us be honest and confess, that it is much easier to rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darken sky.  Let us remember that our Father in Heaven, is the pilot.  HE is in control & taking us home safely, do not worry".

                Such complete faith & trust coming from a little girl, sometimes puts, most of us to shame as at times, we question OR doubt Our Lord's ability to bring us to safer pasture.  We should always try to remember that Our Lord is in the driver's seat, in a sense, we need not put on our safety belts, as He will Always bring us safely home.  Praise the Lord. Allellulia. Ophelia

                Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia

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