Air Traffic Controllers sit in high towers at the airport and watch all of the airplanes come and go. Their job is to see that they all take turns. That's the simple definition of their job.
This day to honor these important people started on July 6, 1986 on the 50th anniversary of the start of the air control system in the United States. At any given moment, there are approximately 5,000 aircraft in the US sky which spans 5.3 million square miles. That is a big job and we are thankful that these men and women watch carefully over each airport.
If you think that is a big job, think of the job that God has to do. Right now there are over 7.8 Billion people on the earth. God watches over every one of them on all side of the earth. Every moment of every day, God is watching. God is caring. God is seeing everything from His spot in heaven. And the really amazing thing is that God not only watches over 7.8 Billion people at one time, he knows about every hair on your head. He knows what makes you happy and what makes you sad. And even more amazing than that is that God loves every one of those 7.8 Billion people.
God doesn't need binoculars or a special tall tower to see you. He sees you and loves you right now, wherever you are. And there is nothing that you can do to make Him love you more, and nothing that you can do to make Him love you less! He says, "I will not let you fall, for I am watching over you day and night! (Psalm 121:3). Thank you God!
Writen by Sue Van Hal, Children's Church Leader