Trusting the Airplane Mechanic

A few days ago I heard a story over the radio about a commercial airliner that ran into a drone while landing at London Heathrow.  At the end of the story they said “The airline mechanics checked everything out and cleared it for it’s next flight.” My first reaction was that I was glad I was not on that next flight.  And then my next thought was, man those people must really trust that mechanic.  Then I thought some more, I’m 100% sure that none of those passengers even knew the mechanic, not even his name.

At that point in time I just kept thinking and thinking.  So, these passengers trusted and believed in a guy who they never met, they don’t know his name but they put their lives in his or her hands?  Crazy!?

My mind was in Q&A mode.  If people can trust that guy then why can’t they trust God?  And they didn’t even know that guys name.  So why is it so hard to trust in a person that they do know the name of?  Jesus Christ!  You can either take that as an answer or a explanative.

I put my life, my future, my all into trusting you.  I know you will make sure you I get to where I need to be.  I trust you, I trust you, I trust you.  And I know I don’t know your name airline mechanic, but I believe in you!  – Passenger

I put my life, my future, my all into trusting you.  I know you will make sure you I get to where I need to be.  I trust you, I trust you, I trust you.  And I know I  know your name Jesus and I believe in you!  – Your Devoted Follower

I think it’s so simple but it’s not.

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I think it’s so awesome that children can trust in God so easily.  To them the world has not yet influenced, hurt, battered, bruised and left a bad taste.  But as we grow we hold our trust back, we use it sparingly, and we make sure we don’t lose anything in the process.  The one thing a child and the passengers have in common is that they both have never been in a plane crash before.   None of those passengers have ever been hurt by a plane crash.  They had never been let down, left out in the cold or abandoned by a plane crash.  So, blissfully they hop on that plane and trust in it.

I find it ironic.  In the case of a plane crash I would rather trust God than trust that mechanic.  For most they don’t realize the difference until the cabin loses pressure and you get into crash position.

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