Wednesday

to need each other

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;   And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you. "Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;  And let the fish of the sea declare to you. "Who among all these does not know That (A)the hand of the LORD has done this,

 and His creation sings mighty,
i cannot gaze upon the trees outside
my picture windows
without feeling a sense of awe at what
He has done

and when i reflect on the past
two and a half years of
leaving home
a failed church plant
and the desperate struggle to find a home in the Body of Christ
i whisper praise to Him for what
He has done

now having returned home,
amongst family and friends,
having found a church
(really, could it be true?)
where we feel loved,
supported
and home,
i am humbled by the beauty which comes from
community,
the strength we gain from one another,
the way in which we hold each others hands,
pray for one another,
take each burden upon ourselves,

when we do,
when we follow His ways of community,
family,
miracles happen

What scientists have learned about why geese fly in a "V" formation... As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following it. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
Whenever a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone.
When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wind and another goose flies point. 
The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Finally, when a goose gets sick or injured and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow the bird down to help or protect the injured bird. They stay until the goose can fly or is dead, then launch out to catch up with the group.


when we look to the birds,
follow the examples that He has placed for us,
we soar,
we need each other...

thank you friends,
for honking
for me 






quotes from this site
picture from wildgoose ministries

10 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Amy....i love it from beginning to end....we need each other, and we learn so much from nature. :-)

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  2. So glad you have found a home and community within the Body. It is so painful when we, within the church, hurt one another when we are all in such desperate need of healing. I grieve the times I failed my brothers and sisters within the body, and am so thankful that even my failures within the church are opportunities to grow in grace.

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  3. now that is awesome...and just what i need to hear in themidst of our struggles...waiting on the miracles...

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  4. i love the picture of us honking one another on! community is so beautiful, thank you for reminding me of this!

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  5. :) Love it!! and thank you :)

    And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10: 24-25

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  6. i love that goose story-- my best friend from home shared it with me a while back when i was really struggling, and we now lovingly refer to each other as geese. it's so true. i'm out of the Body right now (and carrying this burden alone, as husband has no desire to fellowship), and i feel it more than ever. this is a perfect reminder to seek the kingdom of god. he wants us to be in communion w/ each other.
    so, from goose to another, i'm honking praise at how he's provided for you guys!

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  7. You are blessed to have found a home. After our move five months ago, we are still looking for a place where we really fit.

    This is beautiful.

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  8. LOVE. love you. love these words. i love flying this journey with you. ((thank you))

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