Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No V-Formation, But Perseverance

I drive through a migration zone everyday to work. Today, coming home, the sky was once again filled with hundreds of geese returning from the sunny south. Now normally, the geese fly precisely in their famous V-formation, but not today.
Today the wind was so fierce that the V-formation was not even detectable from the ground and it looked like the birds were doing all they could do to 1) stick together in a group, and 2) stay airborne.

Their situation seemed odd to me for some reason.

As I pondered their predicament, it struck me that they were quite simply caught in a crosswind. It was nothing personal, it was just part of their travels. These birds were on a journey.  They knew their ultimate destination (I assume they know or would know as soon as they came upon it), and in their journey they hit some hard times that they must navigate through. Persevere through.

...And that which keeps them moving forward is something within.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.~James 1:12

I’m sure about this: the One who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.~Philippians 1:6

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