The Buzzard, The Bee, and The Bat

Bob_Anton_Narrow_RoadI recently ran across the following short essay and thought it was worth sharing.

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his 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 ten or twelve feet. Without space to run, as is his habit, he 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.

Man was created in the image of God.  It was God’s design that man should reflect His glory to all of creation.  Though sin has deeply marred that image, it still remains and it is still the chief end of man to glorify God and enjoy Him for eternity.

Unfortunately, like the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee in the above essay, many people are captive to sin and can find no way of escape.  Though we were created to soar above the clouds, sin has so weighed us down that many will never achieve the glorious heights for which they were created.  Instead they remain trapped in their sin, growing weaker by the day until at last they destroy themselves.

God, being well aware of our predicament has provided a remedy in Himself.  A remedy that is available by faith to all men everywhere.  Yet sadly, so few will ever look up to see both their way of escape and imminent salvation.

3000 years ago, the prophet Isaiah wrote; “Do you not know?
 Have you not heard?
  The Lord is the everlasting God the Creator of the ends of the earth.
 He will not grow tired or weary
and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.”

You think about that.  God bless you and……..

See you on the road.