Monday, March 9, 2009



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 runof 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 inthe air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor orflat 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 theair. 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. Itwill 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.


Cherdecor said...

What a great post! I never knew those facts before.

Mari said...

I had heard about the bee, but not the others. Very interesting! As you pointed out - there is a good lesson for us in this.

All My Blessings said...

Very interesting! Now that I think about it, there are always whole(dead) bees in window sills. I'll have to take your word for the others...hehehe Kae

Susan said...

Interesting facts and great analogy!!

Nise' said...

Amen! Look Up..He is the lifter of our heads.

Stoping by my Michigan blogger friends to let them know about Christian fiction authors coming for a Michigan Book Signing Tour

FancyHorse said...

Very thought-provoking insights. You're right, we should look up, to God!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a Nancy, too!

Edge of Design said...

Interesting blog today and the last point is like "they lived happily ever after" only for REAL! :)

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