March 19, 2020

The Secret of a Great Flight


The biggest bird among the seabirds is the albatross. The Albatross, however, is not attractive on land. Its tottering steps with its long wings draped down on its heavy body looks rather funny. Some even call it “a dumb bird.”

However, here’s a different story when it is in the sky. Its wingspan is 2 to 3 meters [8.2 to 11.6 ft] long when its two wings are stretched; and with these wings, it flies farthest and highest. It’s just a little difficult at first but once it ascends in the air, it can cover hundreds of kilometers for days without rest. The way it flies in the sky without flapping its long, outstretched wings is fabulous.

The beautiful glide of the albatross is possible because it stays on the windward side. It doesn’t use its strength but flies along the wind. The albatross is never tired to fly around the sky. It reveals its grandeur as a great bird, not as a dumb bird.

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.Ps 37:5–6

Do not be discouraged because we can’t do anything with our ability, but leave it to God. Depending on the power of the Holy Spirit, let us spread the wings of the gospel and fly furthest and highest in the world.