Yesterday, we heard about an American hero. When a Southwest Flight lost part of its engine, the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults, calmly and without fear landed the crippled plane. She is lauded for saving over 140 lives. I am not sure if she is a person of faith but I am reminded of all of those whose life on this earth was about to end and those with faith always face it with calm and without fear. Our lives will face times when we could be filled with fear or we could face them with calm and courage. I believe with all of my heart that those who have faith and who practice and live out their faith will not be knocked down, will not be destroyed. We can face the storms of life unafraid because the strength of Christ fills our souls. I pray you are working on your faith and your life has the same calm courage.
8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. – 2 Corinthians 4:8-10