In the lighter mood:Look up



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!

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.