March 1944, Navy Seabees repairing bombed strip in Solomon islands
Our Lord Jesus was a landing strip for the Holy Spirit at His baptism. We likewise make our lives landing strips where the Holy Dove will be comfortable settling down and resting. “Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.”
In an ultimate sense the whole earth will become a landing strip for our Lord Jesus as He returns to assume the roll of King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Making a welcome landing strip in our families, cities and nations is the holy preparation project of a longing Bride. It is the Great Commission. “O come, O Come Emmanuel!”
Landing strips are obviously places to take off from and Land on. They don’t appear by magic but take hard work. They are created with purpose.
I was fascinated years ago when my Uncle Bud told me stories of the Navy Sea Bees that were dropped on South Pacific islands to prepare landing strips, stepping stones, to prosecute the war. Heroic stories!
There are heroes today building landing strips. We suspect you are among them. Perhaps an inspiring thought or deed you share will send someone soaring to new heights. Perhaps a comforting truth will help them settle down in a peaceful place.
We hope that you will find in Landing Strip the inspiration to take off and go places and the secure place where you can land and make connections.
Steve and Pam Johnson