Monday, February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

     In Lessons from a Father to his Son, former Missouri Senator John Ashcroft writes, “My father said to me, ‘John, I’d like for you to fly this plane for a while.’  I was eight years old at the time.  My father was an amateur pilot.  I looked around at all the controls, gauges, and computerized equipment in the cockpit.  The control stick looked like a broom handle and came up between my legs.  ‘What should I do?’ I shouted back to my father, who was seated behind me.  ‘Just grab the stick and push it straight forward.’  I took hold of that stick and did as I was told.  Immediately the plane went into a straight bombing-raid dive toward a farm on the outskirts of Springfield!  My stomach came up to my throat and fear gripped my insides.  I let go of that control stick in a millisecond, and Dad pulled the plane back up. 


     “He had a good chuckle, and I had a good lesson: actions have consequences.  In a positive sense, I learned that wherever I was, if I put my hand to something, I could make a difference.”


      “A man reaps what he sows.” (Galatians 6:7)


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