Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Geese and God’s glory

I was driving home from work this evening and glanced up at the sky as a small group of geese flew overhead.  We see geese year-round, with particularly large numbers of them in the fall.  There were 6 or 7 in this group, flying in an unbalanced V formation, drifting a bit this way and that as they moved across the sky.

What they were doing was, in its own way, perfect.  They were moving the way they were designed to.  Geese seldom fly alone.  Sometimes there are just two of them and other times they are in much larger groups.  They don’t fly side-by-side but always with one goose leading and the others occupying the slipstream.  It is the way they fly in Rochester, where we live, if they are just going a few miles out to feed and then returning for the evening.  And it is the way they fly when they leave Rochester for their wintering ground in southern Illinois, a distance of nearly 600 miles, which I understand they may cover in one day.

And looking at geese, flying in the way they were designed to, something which, as they do it is perfect, pointed me towards God, who is perfect in each and every one of His characteristics.  Psalm 19 opens with these words:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

This evening, for me, it was a flock of geese that pointed towards God and His perfect glory.  How and where is God making Himself known to you today?

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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