Think a minute…There’s a book entitled The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said. This is one of those stupid things that was actually said. “If you bought our course on ‘How To Fly An Airplane In Six Easy Lessons,’ we apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you by our failing to include the last chapter, ‘How To Land Your Plane Safely.’ Send us your name and address and we will immediately send you this last chapter on how to land your airplane safely.”
Can you imagine a pilot taking off in an airplane not knowing how to land it? Yet some of us ‘fly’ through life without ever thinking about how we are going to ‘land.’ Pilots are never even allowed to take off without a flight plan: knowing where they’re going and how they’ll get there. But many of us are like the university student who said: “I don’t like to think about things until they happen. Death is still a long way away.”
My grandmother used to tease my grandfather when he would leave the house to go for walks. She’d say to him: “Now dear, don’t go so far you can’t get back!” You know, that’s exactly what happens to us when we die. We’ve gotten so far we can’t get back. Each of us gets only one chance to live and then we have to die. We only get one chance to ‘fly’ before we have to ‘land.’ “What goes up, must come down.” Ready or not, we’re going down! So we need to prepare for landing while we’ve still got time.
How about you? Do you know where you would ‘land’—if your life ended today? You see, we cannot know what’s going to happen to us tomorrow so we must be smart and sure we’re ready today! Just ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your past wrongs and to take charge of your life every day. That’s the way you can live with total peace of mind that whenever your life ends, 5 years from now or 5 days from now, you know you’re ready for a safe landing. Just Think a Minute…