Only one controller

Recently I had occasion to travel by plane during the air traffic controllers' strike in the United States. Television reports described air travel as delayed, variable, and operating short of safety standards. "Is this," I asked myself, "a risk I need to take?" But the real question seemed to be, Were my necessary travel needs and safety dependent on human control? The answer followed quickly. I realized at once that in reality there is only one controller, God, forever in complete control of all His creation. This is the control that fills all space.

I saw that the lessons to be learned from this experience were far-reaching and greatly beyond the narrow scope of my own or anyone else's self-interest, however valid such self-interest might seem from a personal viewpoint. I prayed to see this clearly, rejoicing in the divine reassurance, "All the earth is mine."  Ex. 19:5.

September 21, 1981

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