CAVU – John 5:19

Wake Up Call

Are there situations in your life that you wish you could see more clearly? If only you knew a little more you could form an effective strategy for handling. That’s how I feel about some of the things I’m praying for. I pick around for exactly the right way to pray because I know if I pray on the mark I’ll see results.

There is a military term used by pilots I just recently learned of which addresses it while flying aircraft. The term is CAVU and stands for “Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited.” It describes the most ideal conditions for heading into air space especially in war conditions.

Jesus sure had it. He always saw right to the core of every situation. Nothing blocked his spiritual vision. One time he would touch someone to heal and another time someone would touch him. He might speak a word or he might send them away to show themselves to the priest. Rebuking a demon or applying a mud pack to blind eyes – how did he know which was which?

I think the key was his oneness with his Father. Jesus says; “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing.” (John 5:19) He kept his eyes on his Father and then couldn’t go wrong in the way he ministered.

Rather than straining to see situations more clearly, it would help us all to develop a deeper relationship of oneness with our Heavenly Father. What if we spent more time in his throne room, pleading to set with him on his lap? You know what I think would happen? CAVU!