Friday, October 31, 2008

Flying To Southern Skies

"Winter time is coming. What will happen to the birds? They won't be able to stand the cold," a concerned 3-year old boy asked.

Autumn is the time of migrations. Thousands of birds fly great distances to find their winter sites. Birds may migrate thanks to numerous abilities, which we humans may only dream of. They can interpret earth magnetism and use it as their compass. They can also find their direction using the sun and stars for navigation. They are also able to identify the point in the sky all the stars revolve around. This point indicates the north (on the northern hemisphere) and south (on the Antipodes). In order to navigate according to the stars and the sun one also needs to measure time very precisely – birds can do it.

How I wish that all humankind can do the same things, too. To fly away if we sense a certain unpleasant events or uncomfortable circumstances is coming. Most of us tends to appear or presents ourselves that we are invincible. But who are we fooling around? The more we pretend that we are strong in the face of danger, the more we get trapped to it, and suddenly, it will be too late to fly away. Birds can sense danger and fly away from it, why don't we?

"A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." Proverbs 22:3 NIV

6 comments:

Jhoice said...

nice post indeed <33 Autumn is my fave season :D bTw, happy hallOWeen

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the donG said...

there's a lot of wisdom here. something i learned for the first time " In order to navigate according to the stars and the sun one also needs to measure time very precisely – birds can do it."

Susan said...

And something else I think of when I read this verse is to seek wisdom from the Lord and His word, using it as your compass in life.

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SandyCarlson said...

Ah, that looks like an exciting journey! God bless.