Written by Kathy T.
The Blue Angels (and others) were at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show. Bob was impressed most by an F-22 Raptor; a huge, powerful plane with great speed. It could fly straight up and then stop and just hover in place. There was a little bitty WW2 prop plane called a P-51 Mustang. It wasn’t big or powerful. At one point, that huge F-22 Raptor and the P-51 Mustang flew across the sky side by side. They were ‘in sync’. Without being ‘in sync’’; the little plane could never have kept up with the big one. But, both pilots were making an effort to make it work. The Blue Angels pilots were definitely ‘in sync’ with each other. At times, it seemed like they were going to crash into each other. But, again, they were working together and making it work. They practiced making it work. They worked in unison.
Being ‘in sync’ is essential in church families. We are vastly different from one another. We have different personalities. Some are leaders and others followers. We sometimes have to work at (and practice) ‘making it work’. We need each other. If everyone was leaders but there were no followers...it would be chaos. We shouldn’t expect others to be just like us; or want to change them. God made us different for a reason. We complement each other. If we are all followers of Christ...we can ‘make it work’. Ephesians 4:3 says “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Last Wednesday was the 18th anniversary of 9-11. Those pilots that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were working in unison with one purpose..to destroy. We were taken by surprise and paid a great price. That was our nation. As Christians, we have a powerful enemy in Satan. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” Let’s determine to work together as Christians. We need to stay alert and watch for the enemy. As God’s child, we can overcome any adversary. But, there is strength in numbers. Let’s work together. Psalm 133:1 “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”