“If love was a plane, nobody’d get on…”
Country music artist, Brad Paisley, puts a witty spin on life in the lyrics of most of his songs — even when dealing with more sensitive topics. Lightheartedly comparing the odds of a successful love relationship with air travel safety is a perfect example. Lyrics in this song continue: “Imagine, now, the pilot’s voice on the intercom right before we leave the ground. He says, ‘folks thanks for flying with us, but there’s a six-in-ten chance we’re going down!’”
While this song is somewhat funny and sad at the same time, it got me thinking: if my faith and witness was a plane, would anyone get on? Is my reflection of Christ one of stability and dependability? Would anyone want to climb aboard my spiritual ride — and sit next to me for the entire flight? Or is my witness comparable to a pilot’s announcement that the engines on this plane need an overhaul?
A major airline once used the slogan, “We have to earn our wings every day.” I pray I can maintain a strong daily commitment to my witness for Christ, so the people I come in contact with won’t look for an alternate mode of travel in their lives.
Matthew 5:16 — Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
– Ron Reid