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AirBus: The New Savior of the South

A while back, before I finished college, Nicole’s Uncle David and I were in a conversation about where my career was going.  At that time I had applied and was going to take the entry test to try and get a job at Chevron.  David called Chevron the “Savior of the South” because he said that everyone that wanted to better themselves would always look for it as being a job at Chevron.  As you may know I don’t work at Chevron.  I never even went to the take the test because I knew that I did not want to do that for the rest of my life.  (There is nothing wrong with Chevron, it was just not my thing, but is a blessing for others.)

Today Mobilians found out that the $600 Million (or something like that) AirBus contract would bring 1000+ jobs to Mobile as well as tons of construction jobs.  Many folks are getting pumped to apply and hope to get the job working on this AirBus.  To some it has become their new Savior.

Here are a few questions that I have thought about today:

Will Mobile get better because of the AirBus or will followers of Jesus make it better?

Will people that get those jobs bless others or only look out for themselves?

Honestly, what will happen to the homeless that live on the streets in downtown Mobile?  Will those that are in need be helped?  The problem of Mobile (and any city in fact) prospering doesn’t lie with jobs being available or the Airbus, but people loving others as much as they love themselves (Mark 12:31).  Paul states in Galatians 5:13 (NIV) that, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”  When we regard others more important than ourselves in humble love we can change a city much more than the business can.  When we “indulge in the flesh” we have a ME mentality and do not look out for others’ needs.  My prayer is that the people that benefit from the AirBus will look to help others and not just themselves.

God has given Mobile a great opportunity, it is up to us to step out in faith and follow in his call.  Be Bold

- Chris Taylor