>> Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Remember the story in the news about the plane that took off in
and crashed in S. Dakota … flying on autopilot until it ran out of gas … killing all on board. One thought has lingered since then. Am I on autopilot? Are you? Florida
As a Christian, we daily talk to people who are on autopilot. We can beat them over the head with our Bible, or overload them with Christian information. We can make a list of do’s and don’ts for them. But unless they choose to make a course correction, we are helpless to assist them.
And here’s the bottom line. We are flying beside them, not in the airplane with them. We cannot take over their controls.
“Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.” Hebrews 13:1-3 (NLT)