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Thoughts on Gravity and Flying

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Hey, guys! I hope you’ve been well. I’ve been working to get that third book out & thought I’d share some thoughts editing brought up. The part I’m editing right now in Book 3 of The Pizza Shop Chronicles caused me to remember one of Alastair’s main traits in Book 2 (Goblinprince), which I’d completely forgotten! It’s his longing to fly:

“I sat down on the very edge, with my feet dangling over—nothing between them and the cliff below but hundreds of feet of empty space. Sometimes, I imagined that if I jumped from there, I’d be able to fly. All the way to the bottom of the gorge and back up to circle around the tallest of the white castle towers.” — Abbigayle Grace, Goblinprince

I remember putting that in there because I knew that if I could sit up on Alastair’s ledge, above the world like that, I’d be thinking about flying. I grew up always jumping off of things, trying to fly and escape gravity. Growing up, I realized gravity is pretty important, but I feel I got a bit too comfortable “living on the ground”.

Gravity is an awesome force designed by God to keep this whole universe together, and it’s something we should really all be thankful for since without it there’d be nothing keeping us from falling off the earth into space or keeping the earth in its orbit. Without gravity, none of us could even rely on water to go down our throat when we take a drink — or even rely on it to stay in our glass, for that matter! There would be no rain falling down and even rockets shooting up.

I don’t think I’d want to live a second on earth without gravity. Even our bodies wouldn’t function properly without gravity to keep our blood flowing in the right direction.

God made an awesome thing when He made gravity. And, while I would love to be able to fly, I’m very grateful for gravity. Without it, this whole universe would be chaos. Don’t you think that alone is an awesome proof of God? I do, because if the whole theory of chance and evolution was true, there could be no universal order such as we see every single day just in the sunrise.

“Valkyrie Flight” by Abbigayle Grace

When I said “I became too comfortable living on the ground”, I really meant: I became too comfortable in what the world likes to call “the real world”. When I read back on all my old work or look at my old drawings (see picture at left), I found a sort of longing there. It’s not just a longing to fly, but to be alive.

I think that longing comes from another gravity. A gravity that exists in people’s souls. It’s a gravity that draws us towards beauty and light and life and things living. It’s a gravity that draws us towards the Source of all Life — towards God Himself. It’s the most precious and irresistible gravity in existence.

It’s the gravity that brought me back to work on a book I set down for a year, that brought me to actually working on this blog, and gives me purpose in this life, as well as faith and hope for the next one.

Maybe you haven’t really felt that gravity, but I bet you have. Haven’t you ever longed for something more than this world? Maybe you wanted to fly too or to walk on water or visit a book-world. Maybe you’ve felt totally empty and longing for life to fill your day-to-day routine. Maybe you’ve felt like everything around you was dark and ugly and you longed for light and beauty.

That longing can be satisfied. Infinitely.

But only by the One who created it. God alone can satisfy the needs and wants of your soul, because He made it that way. So what are you waiting for? You can try again and again to jump from the picnic table, but you will keep landing in the mud as long as gravity is there. You can try again and again to fill your longing with something else, but you’ll get far, far worse than mud in the end (eternal damnation) unless you go to the right Source to have your longing filled! God is the Source of your longing. Go to Him — and be sure you go to Him the right Way, that is, through Jesus Christ, for: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV)

Maybe you feel like you need a map to help you find that way. The Bible is God’s Word, and it is the best and most perfect roadmap for this journey. You also have the most reliable guide in the whole universe: the Holy Spirit of God.

Don’t be deceived. This isn’t just about art or books, those are merely metaphors and by-products. This is about your entire life — before and after earthly death. This is the most important journey. And you are already taking it one way or the other whether you like it or not.

In the title, it says this post is about thoughts. I meant it. You need to think seriously right now about gravity.

We usually think of gravity as the force that pulls us down when we jump. But gravity is also the force that keeps birds in the air when they fly instead of them falling away into space or just not flying period. Gravity is necessary to pull the winds in the right direction for birds to fly.

What are you going to do about the gravity that’s pulling at your heart and soul? Are you going to ignore it and fall or are you going to embrace it and fly to the Source?

There is a Map, a Guide, and a Way to get to God. The only thing holding you back is yourself, the way a chain or cage holds back a bird, and you can’t take that cage with you — nor can you take anything that stays in the cage.

Don’t be satisfied with your cage. Don’t be comfortable on the ground.

Don’t ignore the gravity of God.

 

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