Holding Pattern Beyond the Dog Park

The storm that caused people to run for shelter (and convinced their dogs to join them) eventually ended.  It was at that point that I realized how close the dog park is to the airport and I continued learning Spiritual Lessons from the Dog Park.

Planes, unable to land during the storm, began to line up for their landing.  It was a parade of various airlines: Southwest, United, Virgin, FedEx, etc.  Air traffic control scheduled them with a fairly regular distance apart.  But it was a constant stream.

Storms can keep planes from landing in the short term, but the holding pattern is not the same as being diverted to another airport.  Storms eventually end.  Planes do land when it’s safe and the landing strip is ready.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Holding patterns in the storms of life eventually yield to blessing.  I was thinking of blessings as lining up for landing once the storm is over.  Isn’t that a great picture to imagine that planes of blessing are flying around just waiting for the storm to pass as you persevere?

The people and the dogs at the dog park were so accustomed to having planes around that no one seemed to notice.   Sitting on the porch as a visitor, however, I had fresh eyes and a front row seat to see the parade lining up.  The regularity and reliability made me stop to think.  Do I need to pause and look at situations with fresh eyes?  Will I then notice the blessings lining up beyond the rain that can cloud what I see?  Blessings are out there.  In a Holding Pattern.

Are you persevering in the storm? 

The crown of life isn’t just a pipedream.  It’s a promise. 

Persevere, and this promise is yours to claim.

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Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on June 9, 2014

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