Riding the Wind – February 4

You will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land.
Isaiah 58:14
Humans were fascinated by flight long before there were airplanes. Scientists and dreamers watched birds fly and wondered if humans could ever join them in the air. They were particularly interested in the flight of hawks and eagles and other soaring birds that could ride the warm thermal air currents rising from the earth. These birds seem to fly with no effort at all, banking into the wind to get the lift they need to climb to higher altitudes.

Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first successful airplane. One of their key discoveries was that a plane must face into the wind in order for it to be lifted into the air. In 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright brothers
turned their homemade airplane into the wind and it lifted off! Although the plane flew less than 100 feet that day, it was an important beginning that eventually enabled people to fly safely all over the world.

To succeed, you have to face into the wind, too. You have to face the tough stuff in life. As you do, you will learn to solve problems and use what you’ve learned to get to the next level. A really good time to learn how to solve problems and work out solutions in your life is right now. Face into the wind of peer pressure and the rest of the struggles in your life and you will grow stronger.


Dear Lord, Please give me the strength to face into the winds. I trust that you will use those things to teach me to fly. Please give me strong wings so I can be ready for the winds that come my way. Amen.

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