Writing in the sky
I don’t know about you, but do your ever feel as if you have let God down? You don’t feel worthy of His love.
Or, that you are tempted to feel that God is not enough?
How easily we let these thoughts in, and I was struggling with these same thoughts as our holiday came to an end, and were awaiting our drive to the airport.
We’d had a lovely few weeks, but I had experienced fear and anxieties, I had let the enemy feed me lies, and even though I had asked for God’s help, I had still used my old ways of dealing with anxiety, my old coping methods, to help me.
As we walked around the lake, biding time, it was a beautiful morning. The sky was a clear blue and there was a stillness in the air, I was making the most of the beauty and warmth, knowing we were heading back into a British winter.
As we continued to walk I was gradually aware of a distant droning sound, disturbing the peace of the day. I was irritated, and saw it as an intrusion.
I looked up to find the source of the noise. High in the sky I could see a light aircraft, seemingly practising some acrobatic move. But as I watched I realised the plane was writing something. My first reaction was to think it was a proposal. Some guy spending hundreds on hiring a plane to write a love message to his possible bride to be. As I watched, my heart started to stir, I began to recognise the first letter was a J. I soon realised that the plane was spelling out Jesus in the sky. My next thought was that this was going to be a gospel message, how amazing. Over the next few minutes, much to my shock, the plane spelt out a message that was personally for me…. Jesus loves U. I knew God was speaking straight to my heart, as I felt unlovable, due to how I was feeling about myself. Surely, I had let God down, but here He was, spelling out His love message to me. I looked around to see if anyone was noticing this. People around me seemed disengaged. How could they be ignoring this message in the sky? As if this was not enough, the plane then moved positions as the words started to fade, and began to spell out another few words. Shocked I read, Jesus 4gives U, just ask. By this time there was no mistaking God was speaking personally to me.
I was reading a personal love message from my Father, who knew how I was beating myself up, and wanted to let me know He knew my thoughts, loved me and forgave me. He would go to any extreme to show how much I was worth to Him.
On returning home to the UK, I did a search on the Internet to see if I could find who was behind this. I found a small organisation that felt called by God to write His love messages in the sky. The team would pray seeking to find out what God wanted to say and where in Florida they were to write His messages. That day they had felt the place where I was walking was the area God wanted to write His message in the sky.
That’s how much, and how far our Heavenly Father will go at times, to speak to us. I still find it hard to believe He would do that for me. But not only has it blessed me, but lots of other people as I have retold the story. For the man who flies these planes, it was such an encouragement to hear feedback from a heart touched by their obedience. Long may they fly!