A second incident came when I told the "flight crew" that it was a real inconvenience for my sister to pick me up after midnight & asked whether the airline would pay for a taxi. I'm glad they gave me a taxi chit for what proved to be a $63 Taxi fare from Auckland airport to West Auckland where my Mum lives.
Two things I learnt from these experiences:
- there's more than one way to get to where you want to go.
- you don't receive if you don't ask.
Sometimes in churches we can get so caught in the way things "ought" to be done, or the way things have always been done that we miss the fact that our plane is grounded & we need to take an alternative way. At the same time we can forget to let others know when we need some help & so we miss out on a free taxi ride.
If we live out our lives in Christ to the full, then we find that we can see God in every circumstance. That's an important lesson for us all to learn.
Pastor David Auty