“Grandpa, do you know what a horizon is?”
Our grandson Joel was only two years old when he astonished his proud grandparents with his curious question.
We, meaning grandpa and grandma, tried our best to explain what we thought the word meant. Joel however, didn’t seem too impressed with our puny definitions.
Now some sixteen years later, I believe Joel is defining horizon to us as he realizes his dream.
The dictionary defines the word horizon as skyline, viewpoint, panorama, vista, landscape.
As a teen, Joel’s dream was to become a pilot. Sure enough, at just the right time, a door opened not far from home with CAP—Civil Air Patrol, where he got a taste of what it’s like to be a pilot. Following his years of training with CAP, Joel worked hard to earn the money needed for further flight instruction.
Joel now has his pilot’s license.
This coming Saturday, Joel will graduate from High School along with many of his fellow homeschoolers. He leaves in August for Moody Aviation Mission School in Spokane, Washington.
Joel, may you soar with God on wings as of an eagle, knowing underneath are His loving arms. May you venture with Him to those places already planned and ordained by Him, knowing He is with you wherever you go.
Thank you Lord, for giving us a bigger picture of the horizon you placed in Joel’s heart. We are grateful for this grandson and the blessing he is to our family. May you use him to touch and bless the lives of many.
Keep looking up Joel —The best is yet to come!