by William Wyne

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William Wyne
Romans 8

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The story is told of an airplane which began to develop trouble in mid-air. One engine began to smoke, and over the speaker came the pilot's reassuring voice informing the passengers of a small problem. One engine had caught fire, but the fire was extinguished and the engine is no longer functioning. But with three remaining engines he said, the plane would easily reach its destination. About 20 minutes later there was a noise and a sputter that was heard by most of the passengers, and they saw smoke coming from another engine. But once again, the calm and confident voice of the pilot said, unfortunately, another engine had failed, but there was no danger, the other two engines would suffice. And a few minutes later, as fate would have it, the third engine stopped but there was still one engine left. The pilot was still calm but the message was a little different. The pilot said that it was now necessary to land short of their destination because they had only one engine. The passengers were now a little frightened, but they trusted that since the pilot was calm and still reassuring, they felt a little sense of calm and ease. But as fate would have it, the last engine sputtered and stopped. Then as the passengers were looking out of their windows in the face of this news, they saw the plane's crew floating in air with their parachutes (the pilot, the co-pilot and the attendants of t ...

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