The Americans are coming!
This evening our cousin and partner board a plane in the USA and arrive in the UK tomorrow morning. How amazing is that! Something so ordinary yet so extraordinary! Human beings – fully clothed – probably bored and just wanting this to end … at 30,000 feet above terra firma! Why is that not just absolutely amazing? Defying gravity … for nine whole hours! Complete with toilets … liquid refreshments …fully equipped kitchens … other human beings whose place of work this is … Imagine that! A place of work 30,000 feet in the air! And then what about all that luggage – socks, pants, thongs, shirts, coats, shoes, toiletries all packed neatly … All that “stuff” … All one whole mile in the air … All so “ordinary” …
I hear miracles stopped happening. Good faithful Christians actually believe miracles don’t happen anymore. Apparently we don’t need them anymore. God pulled the plug on that kind of thing. Maybe we are too sophisticated for miracles nowadays. Maybe if we can defy gravity (complete with a three-course meal thrown in) then maybe we don’t need God anymore.
But how amazing is this … Apparently asking for help is something some of us find really hard to do.
Help me, please.
Three small words like those other three small words … “I love you.”
Some find small words hard to say. Why is that do you think? Three little words. Three. Little. Words.
Yet we board a plane to spend nine hours one mile above land and sea – expectant of food, drinks, nibbles, films, music, our luggage, our health, our safety, and our boredom.
We are amazing!