“God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.” Psalm 19:1-2
As I write this meditation, F-35 jets are taking off from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, seven miles from Sun City. Usually, the planes fly in pairs or three or four in formation. When they pass over the house, all conversation ceases because of the loud noise. I never tire of the sound of the jets and always wonder about the pilots training to defend our country.
It irritates me when I read articles in the local newspaper in which someone is complaining about the noise of the jets, especially at night. They don’t seem to realize pilots need to train in the dark, also. I’ve been listening to them for so many years that unless I’m outside, they have become like white noise to me. The air base was established in 1940 when the aircraft was less advanced. Perhaps some of the older residents of our community developed in 1960 have not adjusted to the faster, more powerful jets.
God makes everything possible. I consider the jets to be one of God’s “glory on tour in the sky.” The stream trailing the jets remind me of the spirit of our Nation and the protection offered to us through the training of the F-35’s in formation above the house.
Dear God, thank you for the protection you offer us and for the opportunity to witness our military in training. Amen.