Which Way Is Up
The fog was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The pilot of the small piper cub plane broke into a cold sweat. Suddenly he realize he was in midst of a smothering cloud.
The visibility was zero and therefore he was confused about the direction.
All of a sudden the plan went into a spin and being to dive toward the ground through an open space in the cloud. From the control tower the controller cried pull up, pull up you are going to crash on the run way. There were the last words he was ever to speak.
The plan crash two days later they had his funeral and the analysis was vertigo. A medical term that means dizziness and swim ness of the head that comes about by being revolved around and around until one loses the sense of direction and balance and equilibrium.
And this was the case of the pilot who lost his sense of direction. He lost his sense of balance and equilibrium.
And I believe that has happened too many of us on different occasions. When we look at our world and everything is going so fast that we lose our sense of direction. And we get so confused with everything happening so fast and everything going in so many directions.
How do we know what is right? How do we know what is wrong? How do we know what is good and true? How do we know what trumpet sound to follower?
David must have felt this way when he wrote this "Hymn of Deliverance. When you find yourself wondering which way is up look up for that is the way up.
When there seem to be no way of escape and the outlook is dark, try the up look and that is exactly what David did.
This morning we listen to the words of David in Psalm 18. He's an old man. He's reflecting on his entire life. Much of this psalm is the same as 2 Samuel 22:1-51.
In fact, exactly the same, except for the opening line. The Psalm begins, "I love you, O Lord, my strength." This line is not found in 2 Samuel. It is here in the Psalms because the psalms ...
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