Thursday, June 11, 2009

the buzzard, bat and bumblebee

 If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely
open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a
buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12
 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble
creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place.  If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about
 helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight
elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it
dies, unless it is taken out.  It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near
 the bottom.  It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee

We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! 

That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! 

Just look up. Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us


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ModernMom said...


Bethany said...

So neat. Thanks for the reminder! :)

JC said...

Awesome post!!!