Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from 2 Kings 17-18; John 3:19-36
Wednesday’s: 2 Kings 19-21; John 4:1-30

A former airline pilot used a flight protocol to highlight the need for taking measured time to recenter our lives. Between the ending of one flight and the beginning of another, his Boeing 757 sat motionless for at least ten minutes so it could reestablish true north. The navigational computer had to clear the maps and coordinates of the previous flight so it could recalibrate to the geographical North Pole in preparation for the next flight. If this important pause was neglected, the plane’s orientation would be dangerously inaccurate.[1]

As individuals, we need the same kind of regular restoration to keep us pointed in the right direction. If it takes a plane ten minutes to regain its bearings, it might be wise for us to spend at least that much time each day refocusing our attention on God and His Kingdom.

Best regards,

Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] It’s Your Call, Gary Barkalow, 2010, pg. 54.