No Room for Error

Trail Edge, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

I didn’t talk to him about it myself, but Jerry told me that yesterday Michael successfully flew his Cross-Country, which means he is very close to having his pilot’s license.

“I got scared once though, Dad, for I looked around and determined that I was off course. I could see the river and I probably could have found my way, but I decided not to do that.”

He turned around, flew back to the Lake Havasu airport and landed. There, he replotted, and found that indeed he had been off 15 degrees.

There is just no room for error when flying through the skies. Jerry and I recently returned from a vacation trip to Colorado where we did a bit of four-wheeling, and there also is no room for error. I took this picture from the window of our Jeep and as you can see by looking at the tiny trees far down the ravine, we were perched on the edge…and there was no room for error. Look carefully and you will see our tiny trail down there. Had Jerry miscalculated just a few inches, we would have crashed into the deep valley.

As important as is safety in 4-wheeling and in plane flying, so much more are God’s Word and His directions important. We can’t afford to take them lightly, but just as the pilot carefully plots, and the Jeep driver cautiously maneuvers the treacherous trails, so we must delve into God’s Word and with all prayerfulness and studiousness examine its instructions and chart our way.

There is no room for error.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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2 Responses to No Room for Error

  1. writeathome says:

    Indeed, there is no room for error, nor is there room for “almosts”. When I read this, I thought of King Agrippa in Acts 26:28 who after hearing the apostle Paul speak, said that he was “almost persuaded” to become a Christian. It’s a sobering thing to think of standing before God, almost committed or almost saved. May God help us to choose wisely to serve Him while we have the chance.

  2. Shirley says:

    Almost just won’t cut it. It must be all the way!

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