Oh boy, talk about your crack pot! As I was giving rides to some church kids I noticed some more cracks on my plane. These were on the wing just outboard of the wing walk (where passengers step on the wing.) Not sure really what to do about this one. I’ve got an email in to the factory about this. I’ll enter an update once they advise me.
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Doesn’t that make you feel like……the wisest man that ever lived?
“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and , behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”….(1v14) “Then I Iooked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, ant there was not profit under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:11
But don’t forget…..”And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.” (Eccl 3v13)
And of course the unwritten corollary; “call the factory and check with them.” It’s a little vexing but I would say nothing so grand as what Solomon writes about. 🙂
I pray that this airplane stuff is not a misuse of what God’s given me. I’m praying that He had a plan all along for me and this aviation stuff. Hey, what am I saying? I’m a reformed evangelical, of course He had all this planned from the beginning!
If we go all the way back to God’s original injunction for us (before sin had even entered the world), he said….”be fruitful and multiply”, we can see that God created us for enjoyment (His and ours) and gave us the earth to “replenish” and “subdue” it, and “dominion over the fish…fowl….and every living thing…”
Now I know that things have been perverted. Sin entered the world, and the “earth is waxing old like a garment” (Hebrews) And the Lord is coming soon. But there is nothing wrong with flying. It’s not breaking God’s law. And this(keeping the commandments) is the “whole duty of man.” Eccl 12:13-14 So unless airplanes become an idol, unless they become a god before Him, unless our enjoyment leads us to violate it’s precepts of loving God with all our heart, and mind, and soul, and loving our neighbor as ourself, then we have to look at flying as a gift from God, as Solomon said And be thankful. Amen? I think flying is a wholesome activity, though I know the world tries to pervert it (as it does every good thing), and make it a god. I think it’s a good thing for a man to keep asking God what his duty is, and the best way of discharging it.
On a personal note, that is why my flying is on hold. I have priorities with the means I have been entrusted right now, and an obligation to provide for my wife, and preparation for adding to our family. But I still am looking forward with hope to time when (Lord willing), I will be able to take to the skies again and maybe build this plane. But right at the moment I can’t justify making it a priority over other duties God has given me. And if for some reason I can not complete this on earth I just stumbled on this text last week.
“….My God….he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.” Psalms 18:6,10
I think heaven and the earth made new is going to be beyond our comprehension not to mention the flying……
A minor quibble here, God created us to glorify Him. Everything we do, everything we are given should be to glorify God. I can’t agree that we were created for our own enjoyment. I can agree that flying is a gift from God, just as everything including our own lives is a gift from God.
I’ve put a lot of time and effort in my plane. I think about it all the time. I am constantly having to ask myself lately if Aviation has become an idol for me.
As far as our next life goes, it could be that we do there whatever we could not do here. “The last shall be first.” Perhaps those who serve will rule, and those who rule will serve. Those who fly will walk and those who walk will fly. No matter what it is, I just know it will be glorious!