Are You My Mother? Another as Mother?

A major corporation conducted a study on the flight of geese. In their study they found that geese fly in a “V” formation with one goose in the lead. After a period of time, this goose relinquishes the lead to another goose. During flight they noticed head movements of the leader that seem to give signals to the other geese flying, perhaps to let the others know how he was doing. They estimate that the formation flight pattern reduces wind drag due to the lift the other birds receive and believe it increases their performance by up to 70 percent. Whenever one goose drops out, another goes with it. These two geese do not catch up to the original pack, but join another group later. (from a devotional by Os Hillman)

Perhaps, Because of Grace, Another is the Holy Spir’s Love.
Like a Mother’s Love…Maybe in the cycle we have many Anothers

Maybe the lessons for me are:

Sometimes is it ok to drop out
Another is Love and the Holy Spirit
Another is a faithful friend
I can watch when another drops out and fly alongside with them for awhile
I can not worry about catching up to the original pack
I can fly with Another for awhile
I can join a new group later

Perhaps these cycles continue at long and short intervals throughout life. (Is this also the cycle of motherhood… of personhood?)

Maybe in the cycle we have many Anothers


Your comments, wonderings, and thoughts are always welcome!

2 Responses

  1. Numbers 33:2 At the Lords command Moses record the stages in their journey. This is their journey by stages.
    I like the Niv. It uses the word stages. The degree in a process or a particular phase, period, position. We are always in development of a cycle in our lifes journey. The progression of our spiritual walk. The geese flying in stages.

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