In January 2015, seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler and her family were flying from Florida to Illinois in a private airplane. Sailor’s father was at the controls. Just after nightfall, they developed mechanical problems and crashed in the pitch-dark hills of Kentucky, upside down in very rough and isolated terrain. Everyone but Sailor died in the accident. Her wrist was broken and she also suffered many cuts and scrapes and lost her shoes. The temperature was 38 degrees – it was cold and rainy – and Sailor was wearing only shorts, a T-shirt, and one sock. What can we learn from how she survived?
“My vision of the future is that there is a light- and knowing that light is there inspires me to be in and stay in motion.”
Sailor chose not to let fear paralyze her, but to be in motion and seek the light – and it saved her life.
Likewise, we must give place for the hope that we will find the light by embracing belief rather than choosing to doubt. Our actions are the evidence of our belief and become the substance of our faith.
Your vision of the future can sustain you through your present agonies.
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