Today is an unusual day. Partly pushed by guilt and partly pulled by the bright and beautiful sky, I managed to overcome my inertia and laziness to go to the beach for a run.
It was truly lovely, with the sky bright blue, a gentle breeze blowing and birds flying around. I almost fooled myself that I was enjoying the exercise.
Then the breeze suddenly picked up speed and soon it turned into a strong wind, throwing up leaves everywhere. As I looked up, I saw a group of birds desperately trying to fly out to the sea, fighting hard against the wind. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t move forward.
After a minute, the birds suddenly stopped flapping their wings and gave up fighting the wind. Instantly they started falling and tumbling in the sky. Must have been scary during those few seconds.
But before they hit the ground, they were suddenly lifted way up high, and the force of the wind flung them across the sky faster than they could have ever flown on their own.
They soared and flew magnificently, riding the wind and soon disappeared from view.
If only we had brains like the birds, we would know to stop fighting and let the Spirit carry us. The first few moments will be scary but we know He will never let us down.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31