The following is a journal entry from April 7th/8th while flying from the United States to Europe. May God receive all the glory due His name.
As we flew from Chicago to Washington D.C. today I was made keenly aware of the different perspectives of being in the air versus being on the ground.
When you’re in the air looking down, everything looks so minuscule and not really a big deal. Life looks easy and smooth. The worries looks small.
In the air you can’t see anyone with cancer or anyone fighting temptation. You don’t see anyone pursuing holiness, resisting the flesh or yearning for more of God.
As I thought of those things I thought of how God is so far above us–so transcendent, yet He knows the inner workings of each one of us.
The God of the universe fashioned and molded all of the people in all of the homes in all of the streets in all of the towns we flew over. He is magnificent and mighty to be so great yet so personal.
What love He has to come down to us. To care about us tiny little specks on a great big spinning ball we call the earth.
Glory to God.
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
and His glory above the heavens!
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!