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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"At The Controls"

October 28, 2007

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

In 1994, a Russian Aeroflot jet crashed in Siberia. Although I haven't heard the official reason for the crash, at least for a while, it seemed that the problem was 'pilot error'. The recorder from the cockpit of the plane tell us that the pilot's teen-age son and his pre-teen daughter were up there with him, playing with the controls for most of the flight. One of the last things that was heard was the voice of his daughter saying, "Daddy, can I turn this?"

I think the Lord of heaven, when He looks at the wrecks of this world, might see us as little children who are monkeying around with a lot of things that we don't know anything about. Our poking and prodding has led to sadness, destruction, and pollution all around. That's why it's so necessary for us to trust our Father whose hands should be at the controls of this universe. When we follow His directions in our dealings with the world, things will change for the better.

From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, I trust in You with all my heart. I am striving to live my life to Your glory, and I humbly seek Your guidance and wisdom. I rejoice in the knowledge that Your hands are at the controls of this universe. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

In Christ I remain His servant and yours,

Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries

Today's Bible Readings: Jeremiah 49, 13-22    Hebrews 3

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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