Look Up

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 ft by 8 ft and open at the top, the bird , in spite of his ability to fly, will become a prisoner.
the reason is a buzzard will always beign a flight with a ground run of 10 to 12 feet. Without the space to run, which is his habit. He will not even attempt to fly.
But, will remain a prisoner for life in a small cage with no top.

Now the bat flies about at night. He can navigate by sound and is nimble and remarkable. However, put him in a topless cage with a completely flat surfaced floor. All he is going to be able to do is shuffle around, painfully unable to fly.
All he thinks he needs is the slightest of incline to jump off ofย  or throw himself into the air and he would be gone in a flash.

Drop a bumble bee in to a jar. He will stay there till he dies. He will explore the sides at the bottom endlessly looking for a way out. Never finding it, till he destroys himself.ย 

Sometimes we are much like The Buzzard, the Bat and the Bumble bee. Walking around painful and sad in prisons of our own making. Never looking up to God, saying a simple prayer, realizing the entire time we have the power to free ourselves.

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up. May you be filled with faith, love and joy. God Bless

JennaR JennaR
51-55, F
14 Responses Nov 6, 2012

Wonderful analogy. You'd make a great preacher:)

amazing insight.....wonderfully put and explained the point so effectively. thanks.

I am a Christian too! 39 years! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Awesome! Pleased to meet you, Welcome to EP


Such wonderful words, it really put a smile on my face!

This is so true, thanks

Amen brotha!!!

I like your comparison here. Tx

Needed this.

Thank you

This is really sweet. Thank you.

Whew,its more like the story of an eagle egg which fell into a chicken nest,then hatched only to find itself different to the chicks,and it was told several times that it can't fly up there & is a chicken,chickens don't fly,until one day told and tried to fly and found itself high on the sky,in other words,we have to ask god to put us on fertile soil (kind of soil)where we will be able to blossom

You know I kind of like your story better. We should have worked together writing this one!


This is wonderful Jenna. I never knew that about the animals you mentioned. That is fascinating just in itself but the moral of the story is certainly on target. Thank you.

I am a big fan of the science channels on the TV. Fasinating


Thanks, Jenna - this is so good. Keeping our eyes on Him is, many times, very difficult in our circumstances. But all it takes is a glance to become rescued. :) Thank you.

I think you have been doing a fantastic job of looking up lately. I love watching you grow. Makes me think what am I doing to improve myself.