Caring Community

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalm 133:1 (KJV)

I frequently take a holiday in our Victorian Salt Lakes area, and of course, thousands of our beautiful, gliding, diving, begging, flurrying, friendly white pelicans make their home there; I mean literally everywhere. When a school of fish appears, a group of white pelicans will form a semi-circle on the water. Then they begin to swim in unison to the shore flurrying their wings and driving the fish into the shallows. Using their pouches like a net; they scoop up the food, drain off the water, and swallow down the fish. A super efficient working principle we can all use, I’m sure you’ll agree. Though awkward on land, they are supremely graceful on the water, and in the air. Their skeletal frame is full of buoyant air. A network of air sacs under its skin, aids its graceful flight as well. In addition, they fly in united, efficient formation, sometimes in a v-shape, each bird slightly ahead, of the one alongside. Masters of the air, they use thermals to soar upward int o the wind, cruising at altitudes up to 980 feet, beating their wings in perfect time together, creating a wonderful sight. May we as Christians learn the invaluable lesson of the co-operation of these birds?

Loving Father, thank you for all of Your blessed and pleasurable creation from which, through Your Holy Spirit, we can learn the many principles recorded in Your Word. In much gratitude, I praise You in Jesus’ lovely Name. Amen and Amen.

By Rosemary (Westbury, Victoria, Australia)