God’s Presence in a Busy Airport

Hi Again Friends!

Have you experienced an “Ah-ha” moment lately?  

During a recent trip through the Seattle airport, my husband and I waited in line for over an hour to finally get through security.  The usual words “TSA Pre-check” didn’t show up on our tickets this time and the wait was, at best, really tedious. But for more reasons than one, also really worth it!

While retrieving my items at the pickup side of the metal detector, I noticed the security officer lifting my carry-on bag off the conveyor belt. Proceeding directly to the inspection table, she motioned for me to follow but warned me not to reach for or touch anything.

I watched with surprise as the officer carefully unzipped my bag, pulled out my sweater, and then the styrofoam padded box.  “Oh yes!”, I thought as she slowly opened it and pulled out the nine-inch sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. Made of resin and bronze powder, it was a special gift from my husband.

Last Supper sculpture - Oct. 2019

The officer’s demeanor changed.  She voiced an “Oh” under her breath as she examined the figures for a several moments, considering the time when Jesus said, “One of you will betray me.” (Matt.26:21, Mark 14:18)  The officer then said to me, “We did that.”   Now, looking directly at her, I saw a sweet sister-in the-Lord.  My heartfelt reply was, “Yes, we did!”

Earlier in the long line, another staff person told me that 63,000 people would pass through security that day.  For the officer and me, it was an “Ah-ha” moment of God’s grace in the midst of a stream of humanity. God is so good and always faithful to show up!

I wonder how many others were touched by His presence in the airport that day!

Here are some treasures from God’s word to consider: 

Psalm 119:35   Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.

Proverbs 8:35  For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.

Luke 22:20  In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying,  “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

May God richly bless you as you embrace these truths as your own.

In Christ always, 


   2 Cor. 10:31 



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