A Church Minister was on a long flight home after a Church conference. It was to be an eventful flight.
The first warning of problems came when the ‘Fasten your seat belts’ signs flashed on. After a while a calm voice said, “We shall not be serving drinks at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please make sure your seat belt is fastened.”
The minister looked around the aircraft and saw that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive.
Later, the voice on the intercom said, “We are so sorry but we are unable to serve meals at this time…. The turbulence is still ahead of us.” And then the storm broke!
The cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines and within moments the plane was being tossed around all over the place. One moment it was lifted on terrific currents of air, the next it fell as if about to crash.
As the Minister looked around he could see passengers were alarmed and very concerned – all except one little girl! She sat calmly, looking at pictures in a book, almost oblivious to the situation. Sometimes she would close her eyes, and then she would go back to her book.
The storm eventually blew over. When the plane landed the Minister approached the little girl and asked her why she was not afraid like the other passengers. The little girl replied, “Cause my Daddy’s the pilot and he’s taking me home.”
Our faith reminds us that God is in control. We may have scary moments in our life but we are reminded to not fear for our God is the pilot.