“Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all he does.”–Psalm 33:4

This is supposedly a true story.

A flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, was unexpectedly diverted to Sydney.

The flight attendant explained there would be a delay of almost an hour, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane, they could re-board at the appointed time.

Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. She sat quietly while her Seeing Eye Dog continued to lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her- as he had throughout the entire flight.

The pilot approached her, and said, ‘Ma’am, we are in Sydney for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?’

The blind lady replied, ‘No thanks, but maybe my dog Max would like to stretch his legs.’ And the pilot obliged.

The people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog!

The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.
People scattered.
They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

This is a good reminder that things aren’t always as they seem. Our efforts may have appeared to fail. Our worth may seem small. Some people may seem to be winning when, in fact, they are losing.

We judge by what we see on the outside. Too often, we use the world’s standard of measure for success or failure.  God judges by the eternal, He sees what we cannot.

So, don’t lose heart and don’t grow weary.

My prayer for us this week is for a greater ability to trust God in those things we cannot see.

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4 Comments on ““Things Aren’t Always As They Seem””


  1. That was a fantastic blog! Keep’em coming!


  2. Like the way you write, and love your messages. Do you mind if I re-post them on my Facebook page and on my own blog, Through a Glass Darkly? — (Pastor) Ed Evan


  3. Great! With your permission will also post them, with your blog URL, on my Facebook pages “Guild of Christ,” “Grace Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee”, and “Christian Church Online.” Also on the web site “Guild of Christ” at http://guildofchrist.com/. May God continue to richly bless you.


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