When I'm flying, I love to have the window seat because I can get lost just gazing out the window. As I was flying to San Francisco yesterday, I noticed all the clouds we were flying above. These particular clouds looked like small pillows from where we were. In that moment I was amazed because, when we are looking up from ground level, the clouds look so huge; but when we are in the air, those same clouds look so small. The view of the clouds from different vantage points can be seen as our perspective about problems in comparison to God’s perspective. When we are in the midst of it all and focusing on the problem, it looks so big; but God sees all and above our problems. What looks big to us is minute to God. God sees the whole picture from His view, while we are just focused on one scene. It’s above us now. This was a popular phrase from one of the Exonerated Five in Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us.” This is a powerful statement because whatever we are facing is truly above us and in God’s hands, if we choose to release it to Him. Drake said it best, “These days I’m letting God handle all things above me!”
I have a conference in San Francisco, CA and my aunt accompanied me on the trip. She required wheelchair assistance to maneuver around the airports. As her transporter escorted us to the plane, she told us our seats were changed to move us closer to the front. We told her okay and didn’t think anything of it. Our seats were originally 18D and 18E, so we figured they moved us up a few seats. We arrived at our new seats, 10B and 10C. As we sat down, we started looking around and I noticed these were the Delta Comfort+ seats. Let me give you some information before we proceed. There are various flight classes with Delta Airlines that range from First Class to Basic Economy, with prices increasing with each class. So, we get situated in the seats and I told my aunt they upgraded us from our Main Cabin seats to Comfort+ seats. We begin to notice the difference with the spacing, padded seatbelts, padded seat pillow, and way more leg room. We were like ok, this is cool, because this was a 5 hour flight. We also received a variety of snacks (more than the usual pretzels or infamous Biscoff cookies you normally receive), and we could get as many as we wanted. Our particular seats were also directly behind First Class, so we could see all the amenities they received with their seats. You don’t hear me. We were going on the plane as planned and we were moved so we could be closer to the front. Our seats were upgraded and we were placed right behind the highest level on a plane.
Ok, so you’re thinking it was just a move so my aunt could get off the plane sooner since she had wheelchair assistance. Perhaps, but may I present this to you? I had a trip last month with wheelchair assistance and I was in my same seat, which was actually on the LAST row of the plane. My last flight, I was in the back, right next to the bathroom (I mean if you looked to the right, there was the bathroom). This flight I’m in a Comfort+ seat, behind First Class. Some may say, but you weren't in First Class, but look at where I was compared to where I was on the last flight. I may not have been in First Class, but I sure was in the neighborhood. May I also drop this in your soul? We can be in the very back, absolutely last, in a situation that isn’t the most pleasant, but God! God can upgrade your situation just like that. You may not be all the way in the front...yet, but He will show you what’s coming by giving you a view of the next upgrade!!! So, was it just a move to accommodate my aunt? No, it was that and more. It was confirmation that God is doing some behind the scenes action to upgrade my situation. I won’t see it coming, but today it was confirmed that greater is coming, and I’m headed to First Class!!! If you’re reading this, this is confirmation for your situation as well. Get ready!