IN NOVEMBER 2015, Czech pilot, Zbynek Abel, was forced to perform an emergency landing of his Aero L-159 Alco subsonic attack jet when it collided with a bird.
The aircraft was armed with powerful weapons that could destroy other planes and attack cities, but it was downed by a bird hundreds of times smaller and had no powerful engine, deadly weapons, or skilled pilot.
THOUGHT: Small trials can threaten to take us down, making them as dangerous as the large trials we fear most. Scott LaPierre, “Expect Trials,” Enduring Trials God’s Way, 18.
What is the solution to daily trials?
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock” (Mat. 7:24-25; cf. 2 Chron. 14:11-12)