I tried very hard to find who wrote the wonderful words below. However I was unable to recognize or thank the author. If you know who they are, please let me know and express my gratitude! I hope you will find these thoughts encouraging and a good attitude adjustment as we embark on this new year. God does not promise us a life of ease free from trouble. But He promises He will be with us wherever we go.
Welcome aboard Flight #2021. We are preparing for an on-time departure into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Actions are secured and locked in an upbeat and upright position. All self-destructive thoughts should be turned off at this time and remain off forever. Any negativity, hate, and discouragement must remain completely stowed. In the unlikely event we lose Altitude while under pressure, simply reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically activate if you have Faith. With Faith, you will be able to assist other passengers.
There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. Now, Captain God has cleared us for takeoff. Our first destination is Love, with continuing stops at Peace and Joy. Before you deplane make sure you don’t leave any of your Hopes and Dreams behind. Once these are lost, they cannot be reclaimed. If there’s anything we can do to make your flight more enjoyable, please do the same by paying it forward. We wish you a pleasant flight!
So today my friends, I wish you courage and confidence, health and hope. In spite of all that swirls around us seemingly determined to rob us of our hope and joy, I pray you will exercise your faith muscles and trust God with what only He can do. If you have never considered Christ to be your only Hope, I am praying now that you would close your eyes, bend your spiritual knees before Him, and ask Him to REVEAL Himself to you! Ask him to forgive you, to love and to save you. And thank Him for the incredible gift of Himself given on a cross 2000 years ago to redeem you. He is worthy of your trust.
Now, let’s toss our baggage, trust our Captain and Pilot, and activate our Faith in the Only One who can safely lead us home.