Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Good Morning!

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers! I am home taking care of my eldest son, he isn't feeling well. He caught the nasty strep bug.

I read a story during my devotional time and wanted to share with you. Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? Are there circumstances that you are facing that seem overwhelming? Well I believe this short story will bless you as it has blessed me.

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Endurance

During a commuter flight from Portland, Maine, to Boston several years ago, the pilot, Henry Dempsey, heard an unusual noise near the rear of the small aircraft. He turned the controls over to his copilot and went back to investigate.
As he reached the tail section, the plane hit an air pocket, and Dempsey was tossed against the rear door. He quickly discovered the source of the mysterious noise. The rear door had not be properly latched prior to takeoff, and it flew open. He was instantly sucked out the jet.
The copilot, seeing the red light that indicated an open door, radioed the nearest airport, requesting permission to make an emergency landing. He reported that the pilot had fallen out of the plane, and he requested a helicopter search of that area of the ocean.
After the plane landed, they found Henry Dempsey - holding on to the outdoor ladder of the aircraft. Somehow he had caught the ladder, held on for ten minutes as the plane flew 200 mph at an altitude of 4,000 feet, and then, at landing, kept his head from hitting the runway. It took airport personnel several minutes to pry Dempsey's finders from the ladder.
Things in life may feel turbulent, and you may not feel like holding on. But, like Henry Dempsey, have you considered the alternative? Sometimes all you can do is hold on as tightly as you can and try to enjoy the ride!
Hebrews 10:36 says, "You have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise" (NKJV) No matter what you are facing, with God's help you can endure the situation - and receive His amazing promises as a result.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Many Blessings!

Mary

3 comments:

inara said...

thanks for the encouraging story. I needed that today.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow... thanks for sharing.

:-)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

That is an awesome story, thanks for taking the time to share it...



Your card is beautiful too!!