Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Air Traffic Controller

Good morning! Isn't it amazing what a good night's sleep can do for a person!

While traveling yesterday I kept thinking about the methaphors in air travel. As we took off in SLC I could see the air tower and thought about how the air controllers being in that tower and above the ground have a perspective that the pilot does not have. As a matter of fact, the pilot's vision is very limited. But by being connected to the tower the pilot can be warned if there is danger ahead or behind. By listening he can know exactly what to do and when to do it so that the place is able to take off safely. But that isn't all the help the pilot has. He has instruments that give warning and direction and there is a ground grew that signals him where to turn and what to do.

As I watched us take off and land I thought about how I am the pilot of this body and how I have an "air traffic controller," my Heavenly Father who has a perspective I don't have. If I follow His instructions I can be warned and guided. And on the "ground" I have prophets and teachers who are constantly teaching and directing me as to what to do. And like the plane's instruments, I have scriptures that also teach me what to do. But if for some reason I choose to go my own way and refuse the insruction given by either source, I put myself in a dangerous position.

It is so much easier and safer to follow the Air Traffic Controller than it is to try and decide where and how to fly on your own.


Camille said...

I like this a lot. Pres Uchtdorf would be proud!

Wendi said...

I love how your mind works. Thanks for sharing this. I'm glad you made it safely to New York. Enjoy your time there. :)