Sunday, January 29, 2012

On Wings

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

 We had a treat today; for the past 3 years, My Sweet Baboo has been doing stringer analysis for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  The plane flew into the Rocket City Friday so that company folks and their families could take a tour of the plane they'd help design and engineer.

 It wasn't quite as large as the 747 cargo plane sitting near it on the tarmac, but it was quite impressive nonetheless.  And the interior was amazing.  I'm not a flyer (motion sickness...ugh), so it's not likely I'll ever get to actually ride in one, but the spaciousness was incredible. 

But what really impressed me was the shape of the wings.  From the interior,  looking out, the sweep up and out surprised me.  The ground shot doesn't quite convey the  angle, but you can see the curve of the tip. 

So I thought I'd just post some verses about wings today.

You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. - Ex. 19:4

May the LORD repay you for what you have done.  May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. - Ruth 2:12

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. - Ps. 17:8

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; - Ps. 91:4a

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  - Is. 40:31

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings - Mal. 4:2a often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!  - Lk 13:34b


  1. How lucky your Sweet Baboo is to be able to take the family to see the 787. I worked on the F-22 for over 20 years before they brought one in for us to look at, and family could only peek at it over the fence.
    Even the pastor of our church has enjoyed watching the Dreamliner on its test flights over the Puget Sound area, so I'm delighted that the company remembered to reward the Rocket City crowd. Aren't those swoopy wings sweet?

  2. Terri, I guess that's the difference between developing a military plane and a commercial air liner! I fully realize this was all part of the promotion for the 787, but, well, that's ok.

    It was an interesting footnote that the pilot who flew the 787 into the airport graduated from the high school that's about 5 miles from my house.