Moment Messages

December 2009


Greetings and Happy New Year everyone. My prayer is that you had a great time of family, food and fellowship over the holidays. It is important to learn the blessing of cherishing the moment as we make our journey toward eternity each day.


The Psalmist David said in Psalms 121:1-2, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. David understood that looking up (to the Lord) was the solution to having any need met in his life. We should embrace the same truth. It is always best when problems arise in life to first call on Jesus in the time of need, instead of reaching for the phone and calling on the friends of Jesus. The following article accentuates the truth that our focus must be in looking up. Enjoy and be inspired!


Bro. Donny

"The buzzard, bat, and bumblebee"!


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and
is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its
ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is
that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a
run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit,
it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable  nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level  place.  If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out.  It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom..  It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee.. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up!  That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem!  Just look up.


Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up! Live simply, love generously , care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us. 

2006, Search The Word Ministry