It’s Getting There That Really Counts

Incheon AirportThere are airports, and then there are airports. Waiting in Tokyo's Haneda AirportWe’ve been in some of the best…and some of the worst.Singapore's Changi AirportThe best include places like Singapore’s Changi AirportInside Singapore changi Airport with their dazzling interior designs, Orchids lining Incheon Internation Airportand South Korea’s Incheon Airport, alive with vibrant orchids
and filled with live music performances. Kona International Airport 2Somewhere near the opposite end is Kona International Airport Kona International Airport 1on Hawaii’s Big Island, where finding a bite to eat is iffy  Kona International Airport 4and the waiting room for the entire airport is open air,
with passengers for the flights on American and United (and possibly everybody else) filing through the same security, sharing the same waiting area, Kona International Airport 11and walking outside on the tarmac to board.747 taking offHowever, it’s not really about the spit and polish, it’s about getting you Kona International Airport 6where you need to go, and our flight from Hawaii’s Kona International Airport Kona International Airport 7got us safely through the storms back to L.A.Sun of wing of American Jetjust as well as our flight home from Tokyo’s immaculate Haneda International.Kona International Airport 10In the flights of life, do you have your tickets? Have you boarded your plane? Kona International Airport 9Do you know where you’re going? Are your confident that you’ll get safely home?

Kona International Airport 8Speaking of the Messiah in the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah told us: “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:3-6)Alaskan Mountains Aerial ViewBut, here’s where the analogy breaks down. There is no other religious leader in the world who promises to take all who believe in him to heaven and then rose from the dead to prove that he can. Do you know of one? I do not! So, even though the “airplane” of Christ may not seem as impressive as that of other religions or religious leaders, Jesus is the only one who can navigate us safely through this life and into heaven. He is the only one who promises us eternal life. As Jesus, God’s Messiah, explained in the New Testament: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26)

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