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Airplanes and Lightning

Weekly Devotional

Have you ever noticed? There are some things that just don't mix? 

Oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. Forks and power outlets. Feet and LEGO's.

 Of all the bad combinations, one would think airplanes and lightning would be near the top. However, in this amazing age of technology, lightning poses very little threat to airplanes.

 In fact, "It is estimated that lightning strikes each plane in the U.S. commercial fleet about once a year without any serious consequences." 

Since the 1930's it has been clearly understood that aircraft will be subjected to lightning strikes, so they are designed to take it. It is hard to know just how much time, money and research has gone into lightning protection for our airplanes.

 There is no doubt that lightning is powerful. And yet lightning is an effortless power for God.

As Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 10:12-13--"It is He  who made the earth by His power, who established the world by His wisdom; and by His understanding He stretched out the heavens and He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain and brings out the wind from His storehouses."   

We serve an awesome and powerful God. One who has created forces on this earth, like lightning, which are so powerful we need protection from them just to keep living!

 No other is more deserving of our fear, honor, praise, respect and worship than our God in heaven.

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