Monday, October 20, 2014

Landing Gear Loaded

Have you ever seen a brightly, multi-colored, aero-dynamic goose land in a pond? As it gets closer to the water, it briskly flaps its wings to break the fall. Then the back of its heels touch the water and, forever so brief of a moment, it looks like it is “skiing.” Very smooth, very graceful landing.

Then there is the dirty-gray, clumsy looking pelican! Having walked a few beaches, I have watched more than one pelican make its landing on the vast ocean. Most often it has been a single bird so the lone pelican had my full attention. A fantastic fisher with that huge scoop of a pouch-like beak. But when a pelican decides to ride the waves for a while and comes in for a landing, what I have seen and almost heard was – wait for it— PLOP! Graceful? Not even close! It would be like taking a big bowl of wet, sticky bread dough, lifting it high, and dumping it on the counter – PLOP!

G – I am a goose and I do not Plop!
P – I am a pelican and I do not “ski.”
G – You are you, and I am me.
P – Your head on me, and my head on you, We’d both look like a “silly goose!”
G – So, you stay you, and I’ll stay me.

Two amazingly sculptured water fowl with two distinct approaches but they both hit their landing with bodies afloat. Live in the “skin” God designed for you. Or perhaps I should say, fly in the weather with your own “feathers.”

“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that well.” – Psalm 139:14, NIV

Blessings, Gloria Sines

1 comment:

  1. Great reminder. Why, oh why, can't we be satisfied with the way God made us?