Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Airplane wind

I recently went on a vacation all by myself to visit my best friend in California. A once a year event, you can only imagine the anticipation and excitement I felt! I boarded the plane and of course they sat me right over the wings. No beautiful scenery, just wing. As we were taking off I was looking out my window seeing the different parts that move at just the right time to keep us safe and get that extremely heavy piece of metal into the air. And at one moment I saw what looked to me like wind. Be it the g-force rate at which we were going, I'm not sure, but it's almost as if I got a glimpse of what air looks like. I felt this excitement inside that I might have "seen" the air. Not sure if that was accurate or not, but never the less it was how I felt. It was at that moment that I thought of the timeless analogy of "we can't see the air but we know it's there...same with Jesus". We might not see Him but we know He and the Holy Spirit are there.

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, we will one day see Jesus face to face. But until then we know that He is always with us, even if we don't see Him....but we feel His presence in our lives and believe He's with us. But, just like on that airplane every once in awhile we get to "see the wind" and experience a moment of Jesus that doesn't always happen in the day to day. And it's in that moment that we realize that even though we mostly just feel the wind we know He's there and we're awaiting another airplane moment when we might glimpse Him in a new a view we've never seen before....perhaps it might be face to face.