High Altitude

The story is told of Handley Page, a pioneer in aviation, who once landed in an isolated area during this travels. Unknown to him, a rat got aboard the plane there. On the next leg of the flight, Page heard the sickening sound of gnawing. Suspecting it was a rodent, his heart began to pound as he visualized the serious damage that could be done to the fragile mechanisms that controlled his plane and the difficulty of repairs because of the lack of skilled labor and materials in the area.

What could he do? He remembered hearing that a rat cannot survive at high altitudes, so he pulled back on the stick. The airplane climbed higher and higher until Page found it difficult to breathe. 

He listened intently and finally sighed with relief. The gnawing had stopped. When he arrived at his destination, he found the rat lying dead behind the cockpit!

Oftentimes we, God's children, are plagued by sin that gnaws at our life simply because we are living at too low a spiritual level.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

Psalm 34

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray …

Reflect on the good news that Jesus Christ saves!

Consider areas in your life that seem to lack spiritual fervor (at home; in the work place; at school).

Ask the Lord to renew your mind and in all things strive to please Christ with your life.

Seek the Lord for strength to turn from sin that is keeping you from a pure relationship with Christ.