Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Buzzard, the Bat, and the Bumblebee!

Sometimes I receive an email that has a message that I want to share. This one in particular spoke to me profoundly. It reminded me of what I know, and of all the things that I have been blessed with, and reminded me to have faith in the knowledge that my Heavenly Father does and will look out for me. I just need to ask.

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 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 BAT: The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably 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.
THE BUMBLEBEE: 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. PEOPLE: 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 have faith in the Lord your God
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10 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

That's a beautiful--and very true--analogy. Thanks for sharing it.

R Max said...

I'm like the buzzard - I need space to run!

susette said...

Wow! Do I ever need that now in my life. Thanks for the great reminder of where we truly need to always be looking for help.

Cherie said...

That is a great message and so very true!

M-Cat said...

Oh my gosh I love! I'm gonna need to star this one and save for a future lesson.....

Great post friend

Cynthia said...

I love that! What a great reminder.

Rick Carpenter said...

Thanks for sharing this! It comes at a time when I needed to hear it.

Merrianne said...

wow Loralee!!!!! this is an amazing post! Thank you for this thought today. i neeeeeded it!!!!

LyndiLou said...

I've never heard that before! Thanks for sharing that with us! You are too great! :) I'll remember that... and share it too!

Stefanie said...

Sometimes we all need a reminder to stop looking down and behind. I know I do. Thank you for reminding me today.

I am truly glad to have met you Loralee :)