Saturday, September 3, 2016

Our God Cares

Flying is not on my 'Fear' list, but for many people it is. 
My friend's daughter is one of those people, and flying is a time of high stress and anxiety for her. 
She was recently booked on a flight for a vacation destination with her husband. 
My friend called me and asked me to pray for her daughter, 
In my prayer I asked that God show them in some visible way that He was in control 
and that He would melt her anxiety. 

The young couple finally boarded their plane, the wife barely holding it together. 
The plane's engines roared to life and the plane taxied down the run away, gaining speed for take off. 
When it reached the end on the runway, the plane slowed 
and the pilot's voice sounded over the intercom. 
"We will not be taking off.  Our engine just failed. We will attempt to repair the engine. 
You may remain on the plane, but it will be about a seven hour wait." 
Now completely frantic, the wife decided no way was she going to fly on this plane. 
They needed to find another flight.  
There was only one, leaving in about five hours.  
She managed to book on that flight, securing the last two seats on the plane. 
Finally, they boarded, their seats being among the least desirable, in the back of the plane. 
They safely took off and had just unbuckled their seat belts, 
when a stewardess stopped in the aisle beside them. 
Leaning toward them she asked, 
"We happen to have two vacant seats in 1st class.  Would you like to move up?" 
Not only did God stop the defective plane before it took off 
but upgraded their seats to the luxury of 1st class. 
Was God's care 'visible' ??
Yes, indeed.

"Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you."
I Peter 5:7


Sandy said...

Bob's favorite verse in the Bible and now he is living it in Heaven with our Lord....
Oh this sweet glad to hear about how the Lord revealed Himself to them by giving them great seats....
and, like I told you when I flew to Wisconsin, I remembered what you said about God's Hand holding the plane up...So, I adjusted my thinking. Not only was the flight and lay over and next flight great, the return to my home in High Point, NC was equally good...
Thank you for all your encouragement and prayers for this sweet couple and for me dear friend....
I am already planning my next flight experience for the spring.....
God is so Faithful...
Love from NC

ellen b said...

That's a great story!

Anneliese said...

So good to hear how the Lord answered prayer and took care of this couple.
I hope her fear of flying is lessened, knowing God is ultimately in control.

Summer said...

He really does care. Love to hear stories like these. Nice photos too! Hugs ♥