Stoop Down



 A few of our neighborhood Geese

November 30
No one around here likes having geese on their property.  They are ornery, messy critters.  They are a fabulous lesson in teamwork and camaraderie though.  While, I'm not certain that they work on restoring one another if they fall into sin, I do know they lighten the load taking positional turns in their "V" flight formation and they have one another's back on land. Rarely, so you see one wandering off alone.  
The Body of Christ has been designed to function in a similar fashion to a flock of geese.  Many hands make for lighter work, so we should share one another's burdens, and we bestow a blessing when we stick our necks out for one another!    

"Live creatively, friends. 
If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comment for yourself. 
You might be needing forgiveness before the day is out.  
Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed.  
Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law.  
If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived."
Galatians 6:2 MSG 

Stooping down takes more effort as we age.  When our grandchildren leave things on the floor, I remind them they are closer to the floor than I am and it's a great help when they pick things up.   We've all been around people who send off the scent that they are above stooping down.  God's Word says they "are badly deceived."

My guess is that we will each have the opportunity to live creatively today and be a blessing to another.  Looking up to Jesus, doesn't mean we won't be called to stoop down.  It' a humble position and God calls us to be humble.