It’s time for your weekly sermon. And no, I’m not preaching to you. I’m telling you my observations from this weekend. I’m telling you that sermons can appear to you in the simplest ways. Mine came from a hummingbird stuck in the garage. Here’s the story.
Hummingbird enters through the open garage door and frantically flies all over the garage.
This seemed like a good idea a few minutes ago but now I have no idead what I’ve gotten myself into.
Hummingbird, who can’t probably grasp the concept of a ceiling, keeps flying up and up and up searching for a way out.
I made a mistake. I’m panicking. How do I get out of here?
We open the garage door and place an assortment of red items on the driveway to try to lure him out.
Look at the big bright light and pretty red things. I want to go out but I’m too scared. There are too many obstacles in my way.
The poor hummingbird keeps flying until he looks exhausted and takes a short rest.
I see the world outside but I don’t understand how to get there.
He is surrounded by our bicycles hanging from the ceiling. Something as simple as a bicycle pedal can look quite frightening when it’s bigger than you.
When I’m up close, everything seems so frightening.
We opened up the top of a window and removed the screen hoping that the hummingbird would feel comfortable popping out.
Back away from the problem and get perspective.
After waiting it out for a bit, we closed the garage door, darkened the room, and left the window open. When we returned a short while later, he had flown the coop.
Focus on the goal and let the obstacles fall away. Then the right opportunity will present itself.
LESSON LEARNED: Sometimes you have to go down in order to go up.