Finishing the race together — Angus Buchan

One of my spiritual sons sent me a beautiful illustration of how geese fly in formation. As we know geese fly in a “V” formation, and this is in order to support one another.

So the lead goose takes up the headwind, and all the others fly behind him. When he gets tired, he falls to the back and the next one takes the lead. They can fly 75% further in formation than if they flew on their own.

You and I must also stay in formation. We need to submit to one another even as we submit to the Lord Jesus Christ. That is if we want to complete our race.
They say that if one of the geese is injured or sick and lands on the ground, two other geese will stay with it until it either gets well or dies. We too need to support one another, especially standing with those of our brethren who fall through the onslaught of the devil or anything else that holds them back.

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They say also when the geese are flying you can hear them honking from behind and that is to encourage the lead goose to keep going. We need to build each other up with the Word of God and not try and pull each other down.

 I remember very distinctively many years ago when I was taking a young group of believers up into the mighty Drakensberg mountains on a contour walk when we came around a corner only to find a man sitting there quite desolate and lonely by himself with his rucksack by his feet.

I asked him why he was sitting there, and he said his friends left him behind because he was too slow. I said to him: “Please join us”. He was reluctant but we insisted. We said that we would walk according to his pace and we put him in the front.

That man walked right to the top of that mighty mountain because he was setting the pace and we had faith in him. Of course, when he got to the top of the mountain his friends were there and when they saw him, they were extremely embarrassed and very sorry for having left their friend behind.
This is not a time for us to go it alone and to forsake our loved ones. With this complete breakdown in society due to Covid-19, where there is a spirit of fear that is prevalent, we must remember that according to 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) — “7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

We need to take care of those who are maybe not as strong as we are at this moment. Remember Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) says: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” and even as you do that and as you help your fellow believer, God the Holy Spirit will strengthen you personally.
God bless you as you live for one another.
Jesus bless you
Angus and Jill Buchan

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