Nov 7, 2009

The Buzzard, The Bat, and The Bumblebee

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How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin

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 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! And 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! How great is our God!

Have a beautiful new week everyone!


southerninspiration said...

Great reminder.....LOOK UP! Thanks for the inspiration!


Kat said...

I've never seen this before. Love love love it! I'm going to make a copy and share it with my friends and family. A wonderful message!

Hugs sweet friend!

A Hint of Home said...

I loved the analogy of the three. How true it is if we would look up and keep our eyes on the Lord we would fear less and have more peace. He is still on the throne and in control.

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing, Kathy.

Denise said...

Awesome reminder.

Charlotte said...

What wonderful illustrations. I didn't know those things.

Clif said...

Great message. I love Chris Tomlin and this song. I have one of his on my play list. Thanks for posting.

Ginger said...

What a wonderful analogy.I enjoy this ready this.
God Bless,

Sharlotte said...

What a GREAT analogy! I have never heard this before. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to forward this post to a few people who would benefit from reading this message.

Mary said...

Thi is really a good parallel of how we tend to view circumstances...scurrying around in every direction, without thinking of turning our faces to the Lord til we're almost at the end. This is also a good way for children to understand our need to go to the Lord first when help is needed. Its a great word picture.

Mary said...

I forgot to comment on the beautiful song by Chris...we sing this often in worship...How Great is our true!


Cathy said...

Love that beautiful song ~ Thanks for those illustrations. Makes me think of the verse look up to the hills, our help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth. And He is the lifter of our heads.

Karen said...

What a great analogy! I loved this! Came over from a link at Cathy's blog....

daylily777 said...

Amen, great teaching ! Wonderful video!