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God’s Air Show

We recently went to an air show.  We marveled at the maneuvers the brave pilots put their airplanes through.  We enjoyed watching them do loops, rolls, spins and all sorts of other stunts.  It takes a special sort of person to be able to handle the dizzying ride and still keep control of the airplane.  

The other evening we were sitting out in the flower garden enjoying the beautiful weather, and there were dozens and dozens of swallows who came to eat bugs.  Swooping back and forth, turning on a dime.  I can’t imagine how many G’s they must be pulling.  No airplane would be able to fly anything like this.  So many of these birds flying in such a small space and doing all sorts of crazy maneuvers, yet none of them ever crash into each other or anything else.  The swallows fly fast, maybe 30-40 miles per hour, and they maintained that speed for around an hour, flying continually while we watched them.  They don’t seem to get tired.  It doesn’t take a special type of swallow to fly like this.  God has equipped them all to do it.   

Then along came the dragon flies, it seemed like hundreds of them.  All doing the same sorts of stunts, but much lower, just above the ground, nearly touching the flowers.  Zipping back and forth, in and out, up and down.  They seem to go almost as fast as the swallows, but take more risks and even more G’s.  They often turn 180 degrees in an instant. 

Dragon flies and birds all flying wild maneuvers all together at high speeds in crowded conditions with no air traffic controller, no rehearsal, no collisions.  An air show would never dare fly all the airplanes at once with them all doing different unrehearsed maneuvers in the same area, someone would certainly crash.

I am once again amazed by the work of our Creator God!

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Ed Brill

Mr. Brill has spent many years as a tool engineer for plastic injection molds working closely with craftsmen. This experience has given him unique insight into the character traits involved in craftsmanship. His engineering background has taught him to sort through things not readily apparent and get to the heart of the real issue. Mr. Brill has done a good deal of work on buildings, having remodeled an old house and having been on the board of trustees and then as a deacon at his church for many years. He has been a student and teacher of the Bible for many years as he serves in his local church.

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