Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Look Up!

THE BUZZARD:  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 for this is that a buzzard always begins his flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without this space to run, as its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top!

THE BAT:The ordinary bat that flies at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, can not 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.

THE BUMBLE BEE:A bumble bee, if dropped into an open tumbler or jar, will be there until he dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persist in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom... It will seek a way where none exist, until it completely destroys itself.

PEOPLE: In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumble bee. 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!!

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