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If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely
open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an
absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight
from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is
its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in
a small jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble
creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed
on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly
and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from
which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like
a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it
dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the
top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near
the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely
destroys itself.


In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat, and
the bumblebee. They are struggling about with all their problems and
frustrations, not ever realizing that all they have to do is look up!

.Psalm 118:8 "It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in man"......

8,653 Posts
You hit the nail on the head with that one. :angel2:
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