|Follow my example, as I follow|
the example of Christ
(I Corinthians 11:1 NIV)
One thing keeping me emotionally and physically stable as this virus goes on has been getting outdoors! I walk or bike nearly every day. Just me and Jesus bopping down the street trying to see what's new and interesting in the neighborhood.
Today I saw this and thought I'd share a thought or two on how a simple scene in nature can impart a bit of wisdom and a clear perspectives on what's happening in the world today!
SAFETY DEPENDS ON GOOD LEADERSHIP!
My apologies if the above video didn't play. I'm still working on my social media skills, but hopefully you saw something that looked like this! Yep, it's those darn Canadian geese crossing the road again! One right behind the other. No pushing and shoving. Falling right in line orderly and peaceful. And their leader? He (or she) is patiently waiting until all make it to the other side! I think there's a lesson in that!
My Friends, if we're going to get to other side of the chaos we're experiencing today we need some good old fashion, goose sense! Each day I think TODAY will be different! Somebody will have learned to keep their mouth shut! TODAY, someone will say ENOUGH! It's not about politics, or whether the stock market is up or down, it's about people in pain! TODAY, before I shoot, or choke, or maim another person....I'll just take a moment to see if there's another way to work this out.
Follow the Leader was one of the games we'd play once we got out in that fresh air, I spoke of earlier. I don't know if kids still play it, but I sure hope they're keeping it on the playground and not trying to imitate real life! Folks, We are in a Real leadership drought!
We're hard put to point to any facet of our society where sin and corruption has not infiltrated. Not an institution that has not traded its moral compass for greed and power. And maybe that's exactly what our Omniscient God wants us to see...there's another way!
I saw it in the geese today.
SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON UNITY!
- GEESE ARE LOYAL - Often mating for life, they are not swayed by selfish agendas. They have an innate purpose to fulfill and they stick with it. Geese take turns leading. They live and survive as a unit keeping their mates and offsprings safe.
- GEESE ARE PROTECTIVE - Every gaggle of geese has a sentry or two that is on the look out for predators and when one comes near they warn the others by honking (sounding an alarm). They do not leave their sick or injured behind, often delaying flight until they are able to continue with them. Their goal is to preserve life for another generation.
- GEESE WORK AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER - We've all seen the iconic "V" formation of geese flying south for the winter. It's not just a pretty design. Forming this pattern reduces the energy needed to keep every goose in flight. It assures that the trip is not too exhausting for any one of them. The leader rotates from front to back cheering and encouraging the others to keep going and maintain their speed on long flights.
Winter is coming. We need to prepare.
The next time you get down on your knees to pray, ask God to give you Spiritual Insight on how to survive. Where to place your loyalty. Who to depend on for sustenance and support. FORGET ALL THIS NONSENSE...ASK GOD FOR SOME GOOSE SENSE!