Your Flight Plan
On March 26, 2019, British Airways Flight 3271 took off from London City Airport in route to a destination. Which destination? Well, that depends on who you ask.
All the passengers had purchased a ticket to Dusseldorf, Germany, but the pilots, flight crew and air traffic controllers were operating off of another flight plan. The pleasant jaunt became tense when the plane landed in Edinburgh, Scotland. The safety of the passengers and crew was never an issue, they just followed the wrong plan and ended up at the wrong destination – about 520 miles from where the passengers expected.
London City Airport apologized via Twitter stating, “As pleasant as Edinburgh is this time of year, we’re sorry that passengers traveling to Dusseldorf on BA3271…initially landed in the Scottish capital.” The plane was refueled and took off again “after the involuntary stopover in Edinburgh.” **
Such events are reminders that you can be simultaneously sincere and wrong. When it’s a plane, you can eventually get to your destination, but what about eternity? Each of us should be sure we have the right guidance to get us to our destination. Your eternity is at stake. There is no rerouting once you land in eternity.
Remember the apostle Peter’s words, “Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.” (2 Peter 1:10)
Are you sure of your final destination? If so, are you following the right flight path?
Just some thoughts,