Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bon Voyage!

I always get a tiny bit nervous flying overseas. One can't help thinking about terrorist attacks, mechanical failures, plane crashes, etc, but for me the worst thing about being 40,000 feet in the air is that everything is totally out of my control. I'm a take charge, make lists, and get it done type of person and being at the mercy of someone else's checklist leaves me more than a bit uneasy.

And not to be morbid or anything, but I've always hoped I would not die suddenly or violently. To me there's something comforting about having an illness claim my life. It gives me time to plan, wrap up loose ends, and say my farewells. Like I said, I like to be in control...

But in the very unlikely event that my plane goes down, there are a few things I would like you to know about me....

1. I'm a child of the King. Anyone who claims to be God and then proves it by raising Himself from the dead has me convinced. I recognize and admit my guilt before a just and Holy God and thank Him for the undeserved gift of salvation thru faith in His Son. I'm staking my eternal future on it. And you can bet that if my plane goes down, I'll be telling anyone who will listen that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

2. I'm still madly in love with the man I married almost 30 years ago. He's not perfect, I'm not perfect but we're perfect together. He's strong where I'm weak and as a team we're greater than the sum of our parts. Plus he lets me talk him into all manner of wild idea's... :-)

3. I'm eternally grateful to the 2 women who gave me the great privilege of raising their babies as my own. I am so far from a being perfect parent, that I frequently wonder why I was given this high honor. But one thing I did faithfully is pray for my 2 little gals.

And so my dear friends, I hope that I'm being needlessly worried, but like I said, I'm a planner and I like to be prepared....