It’s those stately geese I find especially impressive. Winging their way to a warmer climate, they often cover thousands of miles before reaching their destination. Have you ever studied why they fly as they do? It is fascinating to read what has been discovered about their flight pattern as
Contributed by Al Schifano on Mar 25, 2004
Lessons From Geese
Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson 1: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where
V-SHAPED FORMATION… GEESE ARE STRONG AS A SKEIN. The V-formation is called a skein.
Do we understand how wonderful God’s creation is? Study has revealed that GEESE fly in a V-shaped formation when they are migrating. This serves several purposes.
The V-formation improves the
Contributed by Tim White on May 9, 2011
I heard Adrian Rogers give this example:
"We all have seen Canada Geese fly in their V formation with one leg of the V formation longer than the other leg. Why do they fly in the V formation? The lead goose is making it easier for the other geese who are following his lead. He is moving the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
A great philosopher (Kierkegaard) told a parable about geese that is a good illustration of these jaw-bones. Every seventh day these geese would parade to a corner of the yard where their most eloquent orator sat upon the fence and spoke about the wonders of being a goose. He told them the great
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 10, 2008
There are people who are humble, and those who are not so humble. From Mongolian folklore comes this helpful little fable of the boastful frog.
Two geese were about to start southward on their annual autumn migration, when they were entreated by a frog to take him with them. On the geese
Have you ever wondered why geese fly in a V formation? As with most animal behavior, God had a good reason for including that in their instincts. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. In a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% more flying
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Ronald Meridith described in Hurryin’ Big for Little Reasons a quiet evening when he heard the sound of wild geese approaching in flight. He noticed the tame geese on his pond. “They heard the wild call they had once known. The honking… sent little arrows of prompting deep into their wild
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Birds of Feather
Many in America will tell you that they are Christians because they believe in Jesus Christ. Others attempt to proclaim their faith in Him by becoming members of a local church that they may or may not regularly attend. They have convinced themselves as long as
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2001
A story is told of a turtle that wanted to spend the winter in Florida, but he knew he could never walk that far. He convinced a couple of geese to help him, each taking one end of a piece of rope, while he clamped his vise-like jaws in the center.
The flight went fine until someone on the ground
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, told a story about a goose who was wounded and who landed in a barnyard with some chickens. He played with the chickens and ate with the chickens. After a while that goose thought he was a chicken. One day a flight of geese came over, migrating to their home.
Contributed by Mark Roper on Mar 2, 2001
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, told a story about a goose who was wounded and who landed in a barnyard with some chickens. He played with the chickens and ate with the chickens. After a while that goose thought he was a chicken. One day a flight of geese came over, migrating to their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 28, 2009
LOVING WITHOUT AGREEING
We can love others without totally agreeing with them. Often love is worked out by agreeing to disagree. We can offer love and care for people who are different from us and people we don’t agree with.
This fact is illustrated by a true story that took place in the
Contributed by Sean Lester on Jan 27, 2010
SULLENBURGER: WHAT MAKES A HERO?
What makes a person a hero? A year ago, Chesley Sullenberger ditched his airplane into the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 150 of his passengers when both engines were knocked out by a flock of geese. It was the first time that a major airliner was
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 24, 2008
The Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower were not the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in the New World. Several groups before them had done similar things.
But the Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving is the one we model our celebration after; for one thing, it included turkey:
Contributed by Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Animals can do some pretty amazing things.
For example, what happened one day in the state of Maryland.
Believe it or not, this is a true story.
The Atlantic Ocean converts into many rivers and streams that paint the state of Maryland much like a leaf of a palm tree that extends in many
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 18, 2003
SHEDDING LIGHT ON THANKSGIVING
The Associated Press, New York, carried this short piece on the first Thanksgiving:
"This time of year, classrooms across the United States are filled with tales of the first Thanksgiving feast. But children might not be getting the whole story, says Kenneth
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 8, 2004
- Luke 23:39-43
> v43 . . . Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.
You know, I have seen a few things and a few places in life. I haven’t seen as much nor traveled as extensively as some of you who’ve been around since the continents first divided, but I have seen a few
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 13, 2008
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
A nature lover was once walking through the countryside when he came upon a farm. He walked up to the fence and looked into the barnyard. He saw lots of chickens and geese and other farm animals wandering and scratching about. Then he noticed one bird that didn’t fit. He looked
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 30, 2011
"SULLY" AND SECOND NATURE
Thursday, January 15, 2009, was another ordinary day in New York City. Or so it seemed. But by that evening people were talking of a miracle.
They may have been right. But the full explanation is, if anything, even more interesting and exciting. And it strikes just