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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lesson Learned from the Bat, Buzzard and Bumblebee

Isaiah 40:26 (New International Version)
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
   Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
   and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
   not one of them is missing.

The information below isn't verified but it is a great illustration

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his 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 ten or twelve feet. Without space to run, as is his habit, he 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 pl! aced 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 a lot of ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat and the bee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, not realizing that if we look up to God, we will find the answer.

Dear Lord we pray that we would look up to You. We pray that when struggle we wouldn’t just look down around us for the answer but that we would lift our eyes to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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