Just Like the Airline Stewardess Said . . .

Just Like the Airline Stewardess Said . . .

Make ready a people prepared for the Lord (Luke 1:17).airplane-takeoff-clouds-runway-sun-aircrafts-and-planes-485x728

Why all the fuss about preparing?  It’s just like the airline stewardess says, “If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person.” 

We can call this preparation simple “airline safety instructions” before we “go up in the air” (when Jesus returns—not on US Airways Flight 347).

Why?  You personally have to be able to breathe to be able to be of any help to anyone around you.  So it’s important to take care of you.  Perhaps, like Larry, you see the wisdom in being the airline stewardess in your neighborhood, and letting everyone else know it’s a good idea to get their masks in order, too.  In previous blogs I gave suggestions on practical preparedness, but whether you prepare or not is (of course) entirely up to each individual.

3-bags_genericWhat if you decide to prepare?  What does that mean?  Stocking up emergency supplies requires that we each do something.  The most difficult part about preparing for a possible disaster is making the decision to do it.  It’s really not that hard to buy extra groceries and stock “grab and go” bags.  The difficult thing is that the decision to do it makes a statement.  Or does it?  We buy health insurance “just in case.”  We buy life insurance “just in case.”  We buy fire insurance for our homes “just in case.”  Why is it so difficult to prepare “just in case” an emergency arises?  And it’s not nearly as expensive as insurance of any kind!  I’m not trying to push the issue or coerce anyone into emergency preparedness; I’m just trying to pry myself out of flowing with the cultural norm just because “everyone else is doing it—or not doing it.”

More importantly, if you and your family have your “masks” in place, your hands will be free to help others.  And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about others.  We are here on this earth to bring Jesus to others.  If our personal needs are met, then we can reach out and do what Jesus suggested—er, commanded—in Matthew 25:

Salvation35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’

Are we ready for the coming of the Lord?

 

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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One Response to Just Like the Airline Stewardess Said . . .

  1. Larry Who says:

    Good advice. Thanks.

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