So the engine on your airplane fell off?
[This week (17/11/2007) an airplane engine fell off on takeoff in Cape Town!!!]
Alright, I know, so we didn’t have airplanes in 300BC. But we had chariots, and believe me, when your chariot wheel falls off it’s much worse than one of your modern planes losing an engine – chariots can’t run on one wheel!
I recently received the letter below from someone in StB, and it struck me that the writer includes Jesus in every moment of life, so much so that this is just the person I’d like to have in the seat next to me next time my chariot wheel falls off! Who would you choose? Or perhaps, could you be someone like this for other people?Yirat Adonai
Jesus is my companion every day. He is consistent in his attentions and affection as well as giving the most sage advice. Problem is, he is the most challenging friend you’ll ever have, and for this reason I choose to ignore him too often.
I do enjoy talking with him when I’m amongst his friends. I have two friends who are also friends of Jesus and we meet regularly to converse with Jesus about him and our lives. We met recently and there was a tangible sense of joy in the air.
We were able to comment on the direction that each other’s lives have taken since we’ve known one another and how prayer played a part in the changes. We spoke about fear and how much God our Father exhorts us not to fear. We realized that it is difficult not to fear in the society in which we live, but that God knows about crime and still wants us to live turning away from fear and towards him.
Sometimes when we meet we get so carried away in conversation and sharing about what Jesus is helping us with in our lives that we run out of time to pray. On these occasions, we recognize that in fact our whole conversation has been a prayer as we have invited Jesus to be central to the time we share together.
My friends’ relationships with Jesus inspire me to remember him more often, because their experiences of him bring them such purpose and peace.