Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I was reminded this morning by one of my favorite people, Dave Meaden, the lesson of the geese.

"When one is too tired and cannot continue another one will always drop out and care for the tired one.
This is the stuff sermons are made of. No rights reserved" -Dave 3:16

Here are a couple of things you might need to know about geese...
and people for that matter.

As each goose flaps its wings, an "uplift" is created for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

Geese and people for that matter, who are going in the same direction, get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling off of the momentum of each another.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing." ~1 Thessalonians 5:11

When a goose falls out of formation, it instantly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.
It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.

The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

How's your honkin'? Is it encouraging or just loud? We must be quality honkers people!

God, Thank You for creating us to fly alongside each other and most of all for flying with us.

In His Dust,


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