Everthing must come together to soar

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 16, 2013

Separated they would never leave the ground.
If the wings, engines, stabilizers and rudders were just lying around on the runway, they could not take off. But because all the parts were properly fit together, held in place by the fuselage, and filled with fuel, this plane was going to bring my two youngest daughters and me to Indiana for my niece’s college play.
A sudden appreciation for each part of the plane, large or small, seen or unseen, travels through my mind as I pray for a safe, smooth flight. For that prayer to be answered, every part of the plane must function according to pilot’s plan.
The same could be said for a successful marriage, family, business, school or church. Every part, every person, and the unique talents they possess, are important. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul compared the body of Christ to a human body. Both are made up of many elements that are all required to work together for a whole, successfully functioning body.
Whether I’m fulfilling a role in my marriage, family or church, I pray to be a fully functioning addition. My part may not seem significant, but I trust when I fulfill my role and follow the Pilot’s plan, together with the other members, we will soar.
Ronny may be reached at rmichel@rtconline.com.