Lindbergh’s Musings in the Air
When his trusted plane, Spirit of St. Louis, was midway on its transatlantic flight between New York and Paris, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh began to think of the smallness of man and the deficiency of his devices, and the greatness and marvels of God’s universe.
He mused, “It’s hard to be an agnostic here in the Spirit of St. Louis when I am so aware of the frailty of man’s devices. If one dies, all God’s creation goes on existing in a plan so perfectly balanced, so wondrously simple and yet so incredibly complex that it is beyond our comprehension. There’s the infinite magnitude of the universe, the infinite detail, and man’s consciousness of it all—a world audience to what, if not to God.”