"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." - 2 Peter 1:19
In 2012, Sargent Vernon Kiester discovered a problem that could have caused some serious damage to one of his squadron’s aircraft.
He was inspecting the blades of a Huey helicopter when two other helicopters went by. He said: “At the end of the blade there is a shear restraint, all four blades have one, it allows the blade to pivot, and it takes a good portion of the flexing. I noticed the whole shear restraint was bouncing up and down. I hadn’t seen that before and it didn’t seem right,” added Kiester, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. “I went and looked into it a little further, and it ended up being the actual shear restraint had sheered and was just bouncing around.”
Had the helicopter taken off with a component failure of that magnitude, the loss of aircrew and/or aircraft may have been possible.
Captain Gregg Safinski, his commanding officer praised Kiester for spotting the problem. His “situational awareness, technical knowledge, and attention to detail,” all of which are needed to keep the helicopters in the sky and flying safe.
We need to pay attention to God’s Word and be students of the Bible. Today in prayer, ask the Lord to slow you down so you can pay attention to His teaching.
"The Word of God will stand a thousand readings; and he who has gone over it most frequently is the surest of finding new wonders there." - James Hamilton
God's Word: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15