Monday, June 18, 2007

Free As a Bird

In the early evening of Father's Day I took my three kids to the local park so they could play and ride the swings.

As they were running around the park, I noticed a hawk flying around nearby. It wasn't flying because it had to get from one place to another.

Instead, it was flying because it wanted to--because it got joy from spreading its wings and catching the air and swirling about.

Watching the bird made me think of a quote by the 1924 Olympian Eric Liddel: "God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure."

I need to be more like that bird.

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