Birds have been flying south, and north, and anywhere else since creation. Most of the time I don’t take much notice. Flying is what birds do. Besides chirping up an opus in the good weather mornings and building nests.
For some reason, flying geese caught my attention a few weeks ago. I was driving my car and juggling my attention between the road and the birds probably wasn’t a very good idea, but I just couldn’t help myself. There they were, flying in perfect formation right across my horizon.
Then I noticed a leader drop back and take up a new position at one ends of the “V” and I was fascinated. I knew they did that, but I have never watched it. Soon, another leader dropped back and the line closed in.
In the time it took to reach my journey’s end, I saw several leaders become followers. Wow. Cool.
Of course, bird people know all the ins and outs of this. But I understand that this changing of position conserves energy, and the flock supports one another so they can all arrive safely at their destination.
Backup flying. Cool concept.
We backup our computers so we don’t lose information.
We backup our plans—contingent plans—in case Plan A doesn’t work out.
How well do we backup one another as we fly through life together?
It is instinctive for the birds to fly formation. They care for one another in that way.
As I drove, I pondered the thought about supporting one another through life’s situations. God made us to fly together, too. For support in difficult times and celebration in good times.
In this perfect order, we can arrive at our heavenly destination together.
Flying together. Cool concept.