“When you said,” Seek My face,” My heart and to You,” Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Don nor hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.”
So were flying to Mandera and had to land in Takaba to drop off and pick passengers. Those who’ve been to Takaba airstrip will tell you the runway is a bumpy rough road. I say a prayer every time we land. Now on this day, as we were taking off, full speed, I heard a loud blast, and what was it? – a tyre burst. I thought we would disembark and wait till that was fixed, but no. We didn’t. I wondered if the pilot knew of the accident and wondered how we’d land in Mandera. Then there was turbulence. Sigh! At that moment I remembered an old line “when you’re sailing in a storm, just look at the pilot’s face, if he smiles, then all is well”. Coincidentally, I saw the pilot’s face (for real), and he must have noticed how tense I was. He smiled.