This past weekend I had the incredible privilege not only to film a beautiful wedding, but have a handful of unexpected gospel centered conversations with the body of Christ. I can’t even explain my “juiced-ness” at these conversations! It’s like I forgot that the body of Christ flows all around the world! I experience this all the time on the road, you would think I would remember this. #roadiesitsbeentoolong
The wedding was fantastic. I praise God that my head was in the game and that I had technologically minded friends to help me with a few issues.
The main purpose of this post, however, is to give you the answer to one of life’s most intriguing questions. Why do I have to turn off my electronics during taxi, take-off, and landing?
This unnerving demand tends to cause my flesh to flare up, but I have to calm it and obey this regulation whether I understand the purpose for it or not.
There I sit with my Kindle Fire and iPhone in my lap. I can’t read during the long Atlanta airport taxiing to the runway, I can’t listen to music, I have to sit there and think about life I guess, since the person beside me is engrossed in an actual paper-material book.
The thought crossed my mind, as I’m sure it has with you, “I understand my cell phone causing issues with the ground control signal, but what about my other electronics (kindle)?” Well, I looked it up online (so I’m certain its undoubtedly credible), and I found out that electronics actually give off radio waves. Radio waves? Seriously? I had no idea. These radio waves could quite possibly cause some interference with ground control and the plane. Now, it seems unlikely that a small jet full of about 40 passengers could give off enough radio waves to sever communications, but perhaps a large plane full of laptops, iPods, Kindles, and other such electronic devices could.
So I guess its for everyone’s safety that we really do obey the regulation to turn off our electronic devices during taxiing, take-off, and landing. Maybe thats the time to get to know your seat partner and strike up conversation about what life is really all about. #preachingtomyself