“48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
I’m writing this blog sitting on the porch of our apartment with the roar of the Blue Angels jet engines screaming by. I’ve always loved the idea of flying, but these guys take flying to another level.
The pictures below are pictures taken from our 3rd floor balcony by my wife who didn’t have a HUGE lens on so it gives you an idea of how close they were.
Watching them as they fly by doing a barrel roll and then level out and shoot straight up to climb vertically blows my mind. I can’t imagine the G-forces behind the maneuvers they are performing and the thousands of hours spent practicing together as a team.
While I watch them I can’t help but think of the idea of “perfection.” The pilots are dealing with inches in some of their maneuvers and the slip of a hand or a sneeze could cause a pretty tragic outcome.
Matthew 5:48 calls us to be perfect too. Wouldn’t it be crazy and tragic if the world we lived in required us to be perfect or our fate would be that of the Blue Angels?
We get comfortable in our lives and do the minimum to get by, but we’re called to a higher standard. If perfection is the bulls-eye that we’re expected to aim for….how many of us are even hitting the target?