Most Canadian Geese migrate thousands of miles each year.
They’re built for it. They’re able to fly at night and cover 1,000 miles as they press on for 16 hours at a stretch. Famous for their “V” formation, they’ll sometimes hit speeds of 60 miles an hour and climb to altitudes of 8,000 feet during their Spring and Autumn migrations.
But from time to time, they’ll set their wings against the wind and glide down on still waters to rest. Even the strongest fliers need recovery time. Their journey requires it.
I’ve been realising how we’re not so different. The more we’re called upon to accomplish, the more important it is for us to down-shift, slow down and recover. A fast-paced high-flying lifestyle can destroy the soulish nature of your existence if you don’t make time to rest.
God says so.
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD