Thimble Thoughts: Lessons From The Geese Part 1

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lessons From The Geese Part 1

We've all read the Lessons From The Geese article that someone came up with years ago. When I was heading up the ladies meetings at our former church, I ran across the article and where there was no spiritual application to it, one was inspired and I was able to use it as a devotional for one of our meetings When I happened across it today I thought I would share it with you. Since it is a little lengthy, I'll be doing a series of posts on it through the week.

This Fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter flying along in "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way and how we can apply these facts to our Christianity.

1. Fact: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird immediately following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock has at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quicklly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

As a Christian lady, we all share one thing in common and that is we are all daughters of the KING! So with that in mind, we need to figure out what it is our Father wills for us and work together to accomplish that goal.
In every church, there will be the ladies that come to every event and enjoy all the benefits of that event without EVER lifting a finger to help. We've all heard the excuse of "I'm not creative enough to help." You don't have to be creative. Just be willing to help the one that IS creative. It doesn't take much creativity to hand someone a tool they need or sweep up a pile of dirt.
And then of course there is always the "I'm too old. It's you young girl's turn to do something." Or "I work all day. I'm not coming out there to decorate for that." "I work all day and I'm too tired to work in VBS." 98% of the people who work in VBS work outside or even in the home. They're tired too. They need our encouragement and "uplift."
You know, it's our reasonable service to do work in the church for the Lord. Romans 12:1 says, "I beseech you therefore brethern, (that's CHRISTIANS) by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
Usually, it's always the same ladies that are working behind the scenes and it takes several days, weeks, and sometimes months, preparing for an event when it would take a lot less time if all of us would dedicate our time and our talents, though few they may be, to working behind the scene. Sometimes just babysitting someone's child while they help work at the church can be a GREAT help. There is always something you can do....if you are willing to serve.