I had the opportunity the other day To be at the controls of a helicopter.
A new experience. I have flown airplanes many hours, but never a heli….
It was suggested that I do the landing
“I have control” I responded.
As I brought it in for the landing
In a fairly confined space
I twitched the controls a bit
Wrong input, but I am new at this game….
In that instant I felt something
The controls were ‘hard’ when I had moved the wrong way…
They didn’t budge
In fact the machine didn’t even twitch
To that wrong input
That could have put us in a bind…
Out of the corner of my eye
I could see my friend’s
(with 10’s of thousands of heli hours)
Lightly but firmly on the controls
Letting me land
But never letting me compromise safety….
I knew I wasn’t to let go
I was still ‘in control’
But he was making sure
It went well.
I’m in control…
But My Lord’s hands Are following
Are There to keep me safe.
Thank You Lord.
You walk with me
Step by step
You let me make mistakes
But keep me safe…..