Charles Kuralt travels across the United States meeting interesting people. He told about an old man he met in Kansas. "We never caught his name," he wrote. The old man was a pilot. Charles and his crew were doing a story about an artist whose canvases were eighty-acre fields. The best way to view this unusual art work was from a plane. Kuralt and his photographer spotted an old J-2 Piper Cub parked in a barnyard. They asked the old farmer if he would fly them. "Sure, I'll take you up," the farmer replied. "We need to take the door off so I can take pictures," the photographer told the farmer. "Fine!" was his reply. Flying at 2000 feet the photographer asked the old pilot, "How long ago did you get your ticket?" "Ticket?" the man asked. "You know, your pilot's license," the photographer explained. "I don't have any pilot's license," the old farmer told them. "I just found this thing wrecked out here and patched it up and taught myself how to fly it."
It's never too late to learn, to grow, to have new experiences; we are never too old or too young. We don't know what tomorrow may bring, but we know that God has a plan for each of us.
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
- Matthew 6:28-30 (New Living Translation)
Dear Lord, continue to help us to see clearly the plan your have for our life. Help our eyes be open to the new and exciting things you have for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.