Bangor, Maine is a sleepy little town of about 35,000 people. Yet, it is home to a major international airport that boasts a runway over two miles long! It is equipped to handle any major airliner in the world. Why? Because it is the nearest airport for any in-bound trans-Atlantic flight headed to America. It is the easternmost airport for any airplane headed out over the Atlantic. As such, it is the designated airport for “unplanned” landings if needed in an emergency. Since 2004, hundreds of “unplanned” landings have occurred. Planes have made emergency landings due to fuel shortages, mechanical difficulties, and security concerns.
Author Levi Lusko has pointed out that God’s hope is like the Bangor Airport. It is God’s refuge in the story. God’s hope is the miles-long runway we need when we are in distress. Holding on to hope in the midst of crisis offers us a safe place to land.
Come join us in 2019 as our church explores the reality of the hope we have available to us. We will spend an entire year on a shared journey in hope. We will learn about God’s promises, and we can trust Him in the face of challenging circumstances.
So, is your hope fading? Can you feel it slipping away? Perhaps you have already lost hope. Let me encourage you. You can find hope. The Bible offers us living hope. As a child of God, you can have your hope restored. You can experience hope in spite of what may be happening around you. You can discover hope and experience the beauty of it in your real life. Once you have found it, it is natural to share it with others.
Join us for this incredible journey in 2019.
Hope: discover it, experience it, proclaim it.
Dennis R. Wiles, Pastor First Baptist Arlington