The seat belt signs were back on, we had flown into a zone of turbulence. Our flight path had brought us to the outskirts of a hurricane that was bearing down on the Caribbean. It had become so turbulent that there was no way to keep anything on your table. And yet, there were some passengers who insisted on getting up and opening the overhead bins, either to take things out or to put things in, and others who got up to use the washrooms. This, despite the repeated announcements by the crew to remain seated.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the seat belt sign is on. Please remain seated with your seat belts securely fastened.”
I could give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they didn’t hear the message or understand it. However, I am quite certain that was not the case. They had simply chosen to ignore instructions that were intended to keep them and everyone else safe.
It lasted about 45-50 minutes.
“Listen to what I have to say,” says Peter. In fact, in this short and yet powerful reading, he, too, has to repeat it more than once. How is it that we have yet to learn the importance of listening?
You have given me the ability to choose. Lord, I choose to hear your words. Amen. — DR