I'm discovering that the more I study, read, and learn from my Bible and daily devotions, the easier (and more natural) it becomes to find analogies in everyday life.
This morning I had Grace outside. From way in the distance I could hear a solitary 'honk! honk!". It was that throaty sound that Canada geese make in flight. I could hear them and after several minutes I saw them. They flew right over my head, over my yard, heading for the pond just three blocks from here. They were beautiful. Forming that v-shaped pattern that identifies geese from other winged beauties.
(Photo from Wikipedia)I stood and watched as they hurried overhead, counting them as they made their way north. 13 of them. One loudly giving commands with the sounds of authority. The other 12 following suit, broken into two lines of six each, maintaining formation, and following....following. All except one. The last goose on the left staggered behind. Hm, I thought. Just like Jesus and the 12 disciples. One leading the way, and 12 following, with one breaking off from the group on his own.
What does it mean? I don't know that it means anything, but when things bring Jesus to mind, I pay attention. When I can relate what happens in the course of an ordinary day to Jesus, I pay attention.
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?
It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world.
It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything."
--Lucy Maud Montgomery
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