I love talking about aviation.It is a genuine passion I have but I feel more energy when I talk about God and how aviation relates to Him.He is my highest passion.Sometime ago in the year 2009, I was at Charles Prince airport in a ground lesson and we were having a debate on the origins of flight.My instructor went on to praise the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville who became international celebrities after making the first powered flight in 1903.
“They are the world’s most intelligent brains and had it not been for them we would not be having airplanes today,” he said.
Much to the bewilderment of the other student pilots in that day, I remember standing up saying “Lets not forget all great dreams begin with God!”
My instructor was frustrated at my contribution, ordered me to sit down and said I was irrelevant and too spiritual for aviation.He said that if God was the founder of flight he would have given men the power to fly, centuries before the Wright brothers had made that accomplishment.Later during the day I pointed him to a scripture in Job 39:26 which says,
“Is it through your knowledge that the hawk takes his flight,stretching out his wings to the south?”
I went on to explain that although the Wright brothers were very intelligent since they learned engineering skills by building bicycles, they were not successful in building an airplane until they borrowed the concept from God’s creation.They realized that the key challenge of flight was to design a craft that could be controlled.An airplane that cannot be balanced in the air is as useless as a bicycle that can not be steered.Wilbur watched pigeons in flight and noticed that they bank into a turn, as a cyclist does.He concluded that birds turn and keep balance by twisting their wing tips.He hit upon the idea of building a wing that would twist.After borrowing that concept from God, in 1900 they built that aircraft with twistable wings.In 1902 they mastered their design and with a better aircraft, they mastered the art of balancing the airplane in the wind.They did NOT found the idea, God did.
You see, we can only be successful in life if we realize that there is only one original wisdom from which all things are made. All the seemingly many intelligent inventions in the world today are but different presentations of that one original intelligent mind. All the many forms found in organic and inorganic nature are but different shapes, made from God.He is the original centre of intelligence from which all things are made, and He permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.It means that he is the beginning and the end of all things; that he was at the commencement, and will be at the close; and this means that he has always existed, and that he will always exist.
Every great invention begins with God and to confirm this to myself let me plug in my earphones and listen to the powerful song “Begins with God” by Vocal Offering.