I was recently invited to join the 185th Air Refueling Wing out of Sioux City on a Pastor’s Orientation Flight. What an amazing day. I want to say “Thank You” to the men and women who made this possible, and for their service to our country. Below are some pictures:
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
What a glorious God we have; that He would inspire the hearts and minds of His people to reach into the skies.