September 26 - The Buzzard, The Bat And The Bumblebee

The Buzzard, The Bat And The Bumblebee


How about some life lessons from the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee. The first lesson comes from...

         THE BUZZARD: If you put a turkey buzzard (a buzzard is a kind of hawk slow and heavy in flight who eats dead animals) in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly will be a prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without the space in which to will not even attempt to fly...but will remain a prisoner for life in this small jail with no top!

         THE BAT: The ordinary bat that flies around at night and is so valuable because it eats hundreds of mosquitoes and other flying bugs is a remarkable and nimble flyer. However, it cannot take off from a level place. If you place a bat on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and maybe even painfully, until it reaches some elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then it takes off!

         THE BUMBLEBEE: If you can catch a bumblebee and drop it into an open drinking glass, it will stay there until it dies. Why? It never sees the means of escape at the open top...but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where there is no way until it destroys itself.

         NOW, CONSIDER PEOPLE: Too many of us are like the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee! We struggle with all our problems and frustrations...never realizing that all we have to do it LOOK UP TO DISCOVER THE WAY OUT! Trust in your Creator! Make that intentional decision every morning when you get up and talk to God!

                 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).