The joy of looking up

Brad Stanton —  June 20, 2013 — 1 Comment

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

In many ways, we are like the buzzard and the bat.  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.
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One response to The joy of looking up

  1. 
    CanineTrackers June 21, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Say, Brad- this reminds me of a pet bat I once had! It’s remarkable about how they hibernate, too! 🙂

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