When a pilot charts his flight, he knows from where he is leaving and the final destination. He is never worried if he gets off course through the flight. It is rare for him to go from one point to another in a straight line. However, he still arrives at his final destination, even after course adjustments. He might have to descend or rise to move through storms. This allows the passengers a more comfortable ride, reducing turbulence. He might even detour off the course to the far left or right in order to miss an oncoming storm or other planes.
The passengers never see these adjustments...most of the time they just ride in comfort. If there is turbulence, they fasten their seat belts, put their trays up and prepare for the bumpy ride. Some may expel anxious stomachs in a bag, but overall, the change of course during the journey doesn't change the final destination.
The passengers are in the hands of the pilot.Some courageous hero pilots like Chesley Sullenberger III, who landed a plane into New York's Hudson River in order for the passengers to survive, might go off-destination for the ultimate good of the passengers.
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The anxiety of any flight is always relieved when the plane comes to a complete stop on the ground. I never ask the pilot about the adjustments he had to make. Instead, I thank him for a job well done.
I think that is a word for me. Thank you, Lord, for the job you are doing in my life. I release my flight plan into your hands and take my first-class seat, which you purchased for me on the cross, so I can enjoy the journey. (another preaching-to-myself post) I hope you are enjoying your ride, even through the course changes.