The Apostolic Geese!

Hello All!

Yes, you guessed it, another video of the geese. They’re just my favorite! I love that they have chosen us as their temporary home, and that they’re so comfortable here. They’re beautiful and so much fun to watch!  I found this great article on what we can learn from the geese, and would like to share that with you as well as you watch this video. I feel like this is a great lesson to learn with the times we are in, and God has beautifully illustrated it with the Geese, and how they really do operate in an apostolic structure!

(Taken from https://bible.org/illustration/geese)

Geese

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 well as their in-flight habits. Four come to mind.

1. Those in front rotate their leadership. When one lead goose gets tired, it changes places with one in the wing of the V-formation and another flies point.

2. By flying as they do, the members of the flock create an upward air current for one another. Each flap of the wings literally creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. One author states that by flying in a V-formation, the whole flock gets 71 percent greater flying range than if each goose flew on its own.

3. When one goose gets sick or wounded, two fall out of formation with it and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with the struggler until it’s able to fly again.

4. The geese in the rear of the formation are the ones who do the honking. I suppose it’s their way of announcing that they’re following and that all is well. For sure, the repeated honks encourage those in front to stay at it.

As I think about all this, one lesson stands out above all others: it is the natural instinct of geese to work together. Whether it’s rotating, flapping, helping, or simply honking, the flock is in it together…which enables them to accomplish what they set out to do.

Chuck Swindoll, letter, October, 1991

Enjoy the video, and be blessed!

Tracey

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linelle Kelley on May 18, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful!

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  2. Posted by Denise Monaghan on May 19, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Being from Canada and knowing these are Canadian geese in the Beulah Garden having their babies and flying back to Canada makes me smile.

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  3. Posted by Louise Cheney on May 19, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Thank you so much

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  4. Posted by mpsmargiassi@yahoo.com on May 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you, I love this. It really confirms how we need to follow leaders and be covered.

    Sent from my HTC One™ S on T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network.

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  5. Posted by karensecrest95@gmail.com on May 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I’m with you on this one!!

    Enter “Miss Manners” forever instructing about the edibles. Note the Watchman on the Wall and the Swim Instructor that demonstrates the complete Stop in a two second backpedal. LOL Happy Day.

    We are 45 and chance of snow with the rain so Spring wants to hang around. ‘S ok. Lazy days are handy. Blessings…

    Karen

    Sent from Windows Mail

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  6. Great video! Thank you for sharing the geese with us.

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  7. Posted by Maria wennberg on May 21, 2015 at 2:08 am

    What a delight, and you give us a lengthy view of their stroll. I love that you captured the landing of the ducks. (some flying school they attend,) Thank you for not mowing down the tall grasses; what a beautiful natural habitat it has become. Please protect those baby geese during the Pentecost celebration. Love and blessings to you all. Maria

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  8. Posted by Vivian Willems on May 21, 2015 at 8:13 am

    So nice ! It really teaches me a lesson here! Stay Blessed.

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  9. Posted by Cynthia Resendez on May 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I love the geese videos! Thank you for sharing. And I especially love what God is doing in the Garden. It is such a beautiful, serene, peaceful and anointed place to spend time and during conferences it only adds to your visit:)

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  10. Posted by Edwin Covington on June 29, 2015 at 5:29 am

    A very soothing video so full of life. Thanks…for sharing.

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