top of page

Easter Hope

Pastor Scott's Latest Wesley Chapel Times Article

“…those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles…”

--- Isaiah 40:31

Dear Friends,

I had my first airplane ride at 10 years old. It was not a jet, but a little island hopping Ford Trimotor plane from the 1930s. My dad and I were taking our bicycles for a ride around South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The fastest way to get there at the time was to ride one of these old airplanes that made periodic trips back and forth to that island every day. I was scared stiff.

I remember my stomach in knots at the roar of the engine rumbling through the cabin, how I grasped the armrests with all my strength when the whole plane shook and the wings actually flapped as we lifted into the air. I kept looking over at my dad for any signs of panic, but he looked calm and elated. When he turned and smiled at me, I knew we must be ok. Only then could I look out the window, marvel at the tiny figures on the land and the sunshine on the water.