In today’s fast-paced world, travel is often seen as a necessary chore rather than an adventure. While the options available – from driving a vehicle to taking a bus or a metro train – are plenty, sometimes flying is the only or the most time-efficient way to reach a certain destination.
It’s no secret that flying, with its extreme heights and accelerated speeds, can induce feelings of panic, trepidation, and fear in many. However, a recent video posted on YouTube beautifully captures the innocence and joy of a child on her first flight, reminding us of the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little ones come to me, and do not keep them away: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
The video unfolds with the plane gearing up for takeoff and gaining momentum along the runway. A little girl, seated in an aisle seat, turns her gaze towards the person sitting next to her, and with a beaming smile, repeats the word “Fast” several times. Her delight in the plane’s speed escalates into giggles, and she soon finds herself unable to contain her laughter. Leaning back into her chair, she continues to laugh and smile, thoroughly enjoying the moment.
Witnessing this scene, two passengers seated across the aisle from the girl can’t help but share in her joy and surprise at her reaction to the flight. They exchange glances and smiles with the child, whose reaction is nothing short of pure joy. It’s evident from her constant giggling that this child harbors no fear of flying.
This heartwarming scene serves as a poignant reminder of the purity and fearlessness of children, traits that Jesus highlighted as essential to enter the kingdom of heaven. In a world often marred by fear and anxiety, the unfiltered joy of a child serves as a beacon of light, guiding us towards a more positive and faith-filled perspective.