In a few hours I will be boarding a plane out of Denver and flying to Philadelphia for my niece's college graduation. I am so very excited to be able to attend her graduation and to spend time with my sister and my other nieces. It has been way too long since I have seen them and I am looking forward to our week together.
As I have anticipated and looked forward to the trip I have thought about the plane ride across the country. I don't mind flying as long as it is a smooth ride. "As long as" are the key words here. I do not like to fly when there is turbulence or bad weather. Recently our daughter Meredith and granddaughter, Payton, flew back east to visit friends and family. I asked her how the plane ride was and she said it was horribly bumpy the entire flight. I asked her how Payton did on the flight and Meredith's response was that Payton had slept the entire time. Aaaah.....the blissfulness of youth! But wait, maybe it isn't the blissfulness of youth as much as it is pure trust. Payton did not have a care in the world because she trusted. She trusted her Mom to take care of her and she trusted that her Mom would not put her in any dangerous situation. All Payton had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride.
I have thought about Payton flying on the plane and thought about trusting, relaxing and enjoying the ride. As we move forward on building the addition I know that is exactly what God wants us to do.....to trust, to relax and to enjoy the ride. Once again we don't know all the details of how the building will all come together. We are still looking for an electrician and we have materials that we need to buy with limited funds to buy them. Will God provide? Will it all come together? Will we arrive safely to our destination? I honestly do believe that the answer to these questions is absolutely YES!!!! God will provide. It will all come together and we will arrive safely to our destination.
Just like Payton sleeping peacefully on a very bumpy plane ride because she trusted, I choose to trust. I choose to trust God in unknown situations and to enjoy the ride. The ride of building an addition to help two homeless people is quite an adventure and it truly has been a wonderful and joyful experience. It has brought us joy to see how God has provided in the past and to see how He has brought so many wonderful people in our lives to help us build the addition.
As I board the plane this morning in Denver, I totally expect that I will arrive safely at my destination in Philadelphia and as we move forward to get the addition finished I totally expect that we will arrive at our final destination of having two homeless people living here at Soaring Wings Ministries. All I have to do is follow the example of my 4 year old granddaughter during a very bumpy plane ride.............. trust, relax and enjoy the ride!
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Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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