When you think YOU are in control.
Flying to see my sweetheart/significant other is a testimony to my LOVE for her because she knows very well that I do NOT enjoy flying. Yes I know it gets you from here to there much faster but if I have a preference I do like driving. A very comfortable car, excellent music and good company. That’s my big three. We took off from GR heading south into a great sunshiney day. I think one of the best ways to overcome flying is to have a great seat mate next to you. Whether you like it or not you’re in a relationship with that person for the duration of the flight.
So pray that that happens for you. This lady happened to be the wife of a Pastor (Robert Fischer) from Heritage Baptist Church in Lakeland Fla. So you know where some of the conversation was headed. A very personable lady whom I shared pictures of my children and grand children (yes I’m one of the people who have pictures of his family) as well as she did. The flight was smooth all the way until the pilot said we are 20 minutes outside of Orlando Florida. You could start to feel the plane descending as it approached the city. Mind you everything was going great and all of a sudden the weather started to change 20 minutes outside of Orlando Florida.
The sky turned from sunny to grey and finally to black. I have never been that scared in my life. Yes I was “scared”. At that precise moment I started to pray. Just when I thought (optimum word “thought”) I was in “control”. You could hear the prayers throughout the plane. The plane started to shake from side to side then it dropped several feet. And mind you I really don’t like to fly. The pilot circled the storm 3 times before breaking off and heading in a northerly direction. After some harrowing moments we landed (amid clapping and huge sighs of relief) but little did we know we were in a different city altogether. Now our destination was Orlando but we ended up in Sanford Fla. Remember there are people waiting at the Orlando airport for everyone on board and now everyone has to call their loved ones and tell them we are north of the city. The pilot comes out and asks whoever wants to stay and wait out the storm that they would be heading to Orlando and if you wanted to get off here you could but your bags were going on. There was a mass exodus from that plane. In the midst of ALL of this God is still in control. We have to keep that at the forefront of our minds every single day (myself included).
So I called my family and told them the situation and they said they would come and get me but the lady (my seat mate) called her husband and he aid not a problem that he would bring me back to Orlando as they had to go there to get her luggage anyway. So after waiting for a bit he showed and we proceeded to drive to Orlando. The things you learn about others when you’re on a road trip. So if you are ever in the area drop in on Pastor Robert (Patty) Fischer of Heritage Baptist Church in Lakeland Florida. Tell them I said hello and remember that God is ALWAYS in control.
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