Buzzards, Bees and Bats ~ oh my!

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 sp ace 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! 

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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