Friday

we 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,
in observing His creation we learn
about ourselves.

 
in watching the garden,
water pouring as the heavens open,
plants sprouting up seemingly out of nowhere,
we learn that we are needy and
He provides.


watching His waters roll out and back in,
breaking along the shore,
we learn that we are loved
by Him
forever.

birds flying in the blue ocean above,
geese, together, in a v,
and i remember how desperate we are,
how we need each other.
how we were made to hold each other up,
to walk alongside,
to love and support...



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.

there are people i love,
people who inspire me,
who hold me up,
who whisper words which help me wake up again,
who encourage and
support and
walk with me,
and i am in such need and
community,
friendship,
picks me up again...
because we do need each other,
He created us to need each other...

when we look to the birds,follow the examples He had given us
in His breathtaking creation,
we soar,
we need each other...

thank you friends,
for honking
for me 
because i need you




quotes from this site

4 comments:

  1. So much to learn from the geese.

    It always points back to the awesome Creator.

    You write so beautifully.

    love and peace,
    flo

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  2. Such a moving story, I never knew that about the geese before!
    And that is such a beautiful Bible verse.
    I feel just as you do. People who love you as you are, no matter what, are the best gift :)

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    1. i know, i got chills when i first heard about the geese. it's funny suzy because most of those people {other than my husband and a select few here} are all people i know online like you. :)

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