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The Airshow
by Don Beers
04/26/09
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Those of you more familiar with my style of writing (“Boy, he’s longwinded!) know that I tend to try to really spell things out. I just finished another article, but true to form, I’ll wait a week or so before I’ll publish it and this next article is no exception to my rule of "drawing as much water from the well as I can."

Having said that, let me now do something that may cause some of you to faint. I’ll prove, once and for all, that I can write one page articles! So there!

I just labored over the keyboard for well over an hour. Thinking “this through” and considering “should I say that or not” I put it to rest and went outside to enjoy the cool morning air, a scarcity in Florida this time of year, and I saw a sermon, a message, a reality that made my long journey (article) seem puny and relatively inconsequential, all things considered.

The airshow is going on this week and there are private pilots, commercial pilots and some military airman filling the sky above my house. As I’m writing, I can hear the sound of three airplanes overhead and soon enough there will be the awe inspiring sounds of a fighter jet. (It’s a “guy thing”)

Outside, while talking to my neighbor (he’s having an affair with his lawn and spends more time with it than he does with his family) I looked for the many planes I could only hear. A slight movement caught my eye and I thought I’d spotted one of my favorite vehicles. (I’m ten hours away from having my pilot’s license. A dream long postponed and likely never to be realized)

Two “aircraft” quickly arrested my searching eyes. I saw two magnificent vessels gliding silently, effortlessly through the morning air and the pilots of both craft hadn’t given a moment of thought to their safety. Neither pilot has a parachute in case of catastrophic engine failure and neither of those airmen have been in contact with ATC (air traffic control) for their predetermined flight path.

Identical in so many ways they flew tandem toward the west and without a single thought of “where do we land this thing if something goes wrong?” I marveled at the beauty of their skill and the obvious care of the engineer who’d designed them.

Long, sleek and “pure as the driven snow” white…

…and feathered.

“So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31

To say any more than this would be a criminal offense and pointless, to say the least. (To those of you who have come to believe me incapable of writing a short article; I rest my case!)



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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