Still In Control
The Rev. Joseph WinstonNovember 29, 2009
Grace and peace are gifts for you from God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Loosing control is a frightening experience. Commonly, people say that timeappearstomoveinslowmotion.Framebyframe,stepbystep,agonizinginstanttothe next, the awful ﬁlm plays out right before your eyes. With razor sharp clarity,you can see what will happen next. You no longer are in charge. Even though itappears to you that time is standing still, in actuality, you do not even have timeto think. Hours of mind numbing training now pay off. Your mind immediately jumps to the proper procedure, your throat barks out orders that might be yourlast, and your educated hands ﬂy to their proper places. Their combined mission issimple. Continue to run the show as long as possible. As the inevitable approachesyou, instinct ﬁnally kicks in. Your heart races, palms sweat, and you speak one last
Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, Philemon 1:3.