Facing What Lies Ahead With A Sense Of Urgency

The following video came to me via personal email this morning.  I wanted to share it with others at RS because the message it presents is one of faith that we can carry with us each and every day in these uncertain times we’re facing.

This is an interview of the pilot that should have been in the pilot’s seat on Flight 11, Sept. 11th, 2001.  He relates the series of events that occurred during the day on Sept. 10th of that year, and then draws a correlation about how those events have served to reinforce his sense of purpose and direction in life.

The pilot’s message is one of living life with a sense urgency and focusing on the final outcomes….of hearing “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.

As a Christian, I genuinely enjoyed the video, and my thanks go out to those who took the time to present it.  It’s so easy, when faced with uncertainty in the world around us, to become distracted by events or to get caught up in what’s going on, mentally and emotionally.  And in doing so, we can forget to be consciously aware of our actions and of the opportunities that God provides for each and every day.

God tells us that we each reap what we sow.  Things don’t always go the way we want them to go.  There are many things in life itself that we have no control over whatsoever.  But in all things, regardless of what kind of circumstances may exist, we face the same challenge…it all comes down to what kind of seed we choose to sow.

It is within our means to choose to sow the kind of seed that will reap blessings.  Blessings aren’t always limited to this earthly life or to ourselves as individuals.  They can spill over into the lives of those around us and into the context of all eternity as well.

God is providing us with opportunity after opportunity to determine what kind of seed we will choose to sow.  Just because those opportunities come to us via tough times doesn’t mean that what we choose no longer matters.  It does matter.  It can make all the difference in the world in the long run.

My hope and my prayer is that we can find the courage, strength of will, determination, perseverance, and conviction to put the opportunities we have to good use, in all that we do, each and every day.

To all my fellow Christians and patriots at RS, may you have a blessing-filled day today and for many days to come.

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