"When Trauma Becomes Holy Ground:
Do You Want to Fly Again?"
By Bill Yount
There is a miracle plane that landed in the Hudson River years ago. Upon take off, birds took out a couple engines and the plane had
no place to land. The pilot, Sully, said those dreadful words that no one ever wants to hear: "Brace for impact, we're going down!" He landed the plane perfectly upon the water; if he hadn't, it would have exploded to pieces. Pilot Sully was later asked, "Did
you pray?" He said, "No, I didn't have time to pray; I think the passengers took care of that."
After the plane had landed, the passengers moved quickly out onto the wings of the aircraft, waiting to be
The Re-commissioning Call
There's a re-commissioning call coming to us, the Body of Christ...a call to know the Lord like never before.
"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." (Hosea 6:3 KJV)
Here is what the re-commissioning call looks like. This call often comes to God's people, down through the ages, when a major malfunction takes place in the world, our nation or our own lives. This happens when our
"plane" doesn't land the way we thought it would, or when we become offended by God Himself for not doing what we expected Him to do. This is where He calls us one more time to follow on to know Him.
believe, spiritually, if we could hear the conversations of the many who are standing on those "wings," it would go something like this: "That's it for me. I will never fly again." But if they could hear the voice of the Lord at that moment, they would hear,
"I am with you still. I am still with you and the proof is that you are still here and you are standing on My wings. You are on holy ground."
The truth is, when we are in a traumatic crises, we are on
holy ground and something awesome is about to happen.
I have a gut feeling there is another conversation going on with a few others on those wings...they are saying, "With a Pilot like that, I will never
be afraid to fly again anywhere...with a Pilot like that."
God is looking for a people who want to fly again, in spite of the trauma they have been through or the hurt that says, "I will never love again."
Another Plane Is Now Boarding
There's another plane now boarding, if you want to fly again and to follow on to know Him. I am boarding this plane myself, just
because the Pilot's name is Jesus. Where He leads me I will follow. He lands airplanes anywhere He wants to.
"There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High
dwells." (Psalm 46:4 NIV) (Photo via Unsplash)
"After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him. So Jesus said to the twelve, 'Do you want to go away as well?' Simon Peter answered
Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life and we have believed, and have come to know, that You are the Holy One of God.'" (John 6:66-69 ESV)
Whispers from His Wings...
• "Sing unto God, sing praises to His name: extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him." (Psalm 68:4 KJV)
is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in His majesty." (Deuteronomy 33:26 ESV)
Dear Friends...the question awaits us: Will we fly again? In spite of
our plane of life landing in a river of trauma and never wanting to fly again, here we are, still alive, standing on God's wings. With a Pilot like that, it's a miracle moment. Another plane is now boarding. Let's fly again.
By Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministry
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321