Our church was blessed to have Dr. Mark Foley come and share a message with us this past Sunday. Mark is currently President of the University of Mobile but will be retiring in July. His message to our congregation was inspiring and timely as we move toward being a disciple-making church.
Mark told us of his recent experience flying a World War II vintage fighter plane, and how he was taught to fly in formation with another plane. His flight instructor told him to come along side the plane just ahead of him and to align the light on his plane's wing with the star on the side of the plane just ahead of him. This way he would be in proper alignment and stay in formation with the lead aircraft.
This is a beautiful example of how we can be a follower of Christ. We must align our life with Him and let Him lead us. To do this we must keep our eyes on Christ, align our lives with the “star of heaven” and stay with Him.
“Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:6-7
Watch Dr. Foley's YouTube video "The Light in the Star" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIwIXJd7W0