Since the release of our book Kalyn’s Secret, I have spent an increasing amount of time in the air. I have gained a new respect for flight attendants. On a normal day, their job is routine and mechanized.
Please move to your seats and stow your carry-ons in the overhead bins.
Please return your seat back trays to the upright and locked position as we prepare for landing.
Please use caution when opening the overhead bins as contents may have shifted during flight.
I think I have most of their speeches memorized. But the heart and soul of the flight attendant’s job is not about pushing the beverage cart or finding someone a blanket. It’s about watching over the safety of a plane full of passengers while being constantly prepared for an emergency.
At the beginning of each flight we are instructed about those air masks that would drop out of the compartment overhead should we experience loss of cabin air pressure.
Each time the attendant gives the same warning: Secure your own air mask before attempting to help others.
Isn’t that a wise word for us Frontline Moms, as we fulfill our parenting assignments? In case of emergency, be ready and prepared to act. And always secure your own life support with the Lord before you attempt to help your kids.
Maintaining my own spiritual health is critical to the spiritual health of my children. Taking the time and focus to breathe in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Nourishing my mind with the vital nutrients of God’s word.
Moms, you need Him even before your kids need you. And you need Him simply because your kids need you.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:5-7
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