Poor Great Indian Hornbill

July 10, 2008 — Leave a comment

I was at the zoo in Houston last month when I encountered a pitiful sight.

Honestly, I don’t really like birds and I only encountered the Great Indian Hornbill because his cage was on the way to the tigers, but his living conditions made me really sad.

Not because he was in a bad cage, or a small cage, or even a cage at all. Actually, his cage was pretty nice. I was saddened because of what was written on his cage.

Here’s what I read on the placard attached to his cage: “The whooshing sound of the Great Indian Hornbill’s wings during flight can be heard from 1/2 mile away.”

I had to take their word for it, because this great bird was sitting silently on a stick in a brown cage surrounded by bits and pieces of foliage.

No singing, no chirping, no flying, so there was definitely no “whooshing”.

Isn’t that sad? To have such a beautiful gift and it’s not being enjoyed by others.

I don’t know what kind of day you’re having, but I want you to know that God created you to be a blessing in this world. You are “God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works” (Ephesians 2:10) and he wants you to do extraordinary things today.

It’s God’s desire that the whooshing of your wings be heard from at least 1/2 mile away, so don’t let Satan cage you, silence you, or ground you.

And whoosh like you were born to whoosh!


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