Getting Ahead: The price tag

By John Pfeifer - Religion Columnist

The other day I had a business meeting in the Charlotte, N.C. area.

We have an airplane that we travel in so the night before the meeting, I filed a flight plan and looked over the weather. There were going to be scattered thunder storms on my way down and on the return trip home that night. Going down I was in the clouds with light to moderate rain and some light turbulence. We have on board radar and a color satellite receiver which displays green, yellow and red read outs with red being the really bad stuff. On the way down the satellite was showing some green so I had no problem.

Follow the meeting, I returned to the airport and turned on the satellite receiver to check the weather for my flight home. There was a yellow and red path for 50 miles above Charlotte all the way to Fayette County that was 50 to 100 miles wide. I shut everything down, went to a motel and flew home safely the next morning very thankful that I had something that would let me see the storms ahead.

We all experience life’s storms from time to time. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something that would show them to us so that we could avoid them? Could that be possible?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. for our Pre-Service Connection where we enjoy coffee, juice and donuts. Our Worship Service and Children’s Church then begin at 10:30. Come at 7 p.m. and be part of our Wednesday night Bible Study and Children’s Ministry on the third floor above Trends at 120 West Court St.

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By John Pfeifer

Religion Columnist