worship at 14,000

There’s a possibility that I now have an addiction to skydiving.

Yesterday I went for my second time, but brought along my sister and my mom to jump as well.  They loved it — and it was even better than the first time for me.  My instructor was fantastic, and was teaching me how to do some spins and made sure that I pulled the chute cord this time since I had missed that the first time around.  Then I got to guide the parachute to the ground with his instruction and help.  It was pretty sweet.

my sister jumping -- me waiting to go next in the plane

So, when you go skydiving, you’re on a plane with about 15 other people … all squished inside.  We were the first ones in the plane, and so sitting really close to the pilot and crammed in the corner — very cozy.  The ride up takes about 15 minutes — and since I wasn’t as nervous this time around I was able to chat with the people around me, including my instructor for a few minutes.

I said something about it being Sunday and so we were closer to God at 14,000 feet up — a semi-joke, really.  After I said that though, I began to wonder what that really meant.  I believe God is everywhere — there is never a distance, even when it might feel like it.  However, perhaps all the trust and faith that you have to acquire before jumping out of a plane — maybe that just makes God feel closer — we are acknowledging our dependence on God in those moments.

To add to that:  my instructor starting talking about how he was trying to figure out a way to do skydiving worship services … by getting a minister of sorts to go up with the divers and do a short worship service on the way up — how cool would that be!?  I just might have to look into this 😉

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