Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Pigeon Walk Daniel
6:1-10 He knelt down on his knees three times that day,
and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom. (Daniel
Have you ever wondered why
a pigeon walks so funny? It’s so it can see where it’s going. A pigeon’s
eyes can’t focus as it moves, so the bird actually has to bring its head
to a complete stop between steps in order to refocus. It proceeds
clumsily—head forward, stop, head back, stop.
In our spiritual walk with
the Lord, we have the same problem as the pigeon: We have a hard time
seeing while we’re on the go. We need to stop between steps—to pause and
refocus on the Word and the will of God. That’s not to say we have to
pray and meditate about every little decision in life. But certainly our
walk with the Lord needs to have built into it a pattern of stops that
enable us to see more clearly before moving on.
Daniel’s practice of
praying three times a day was an essential part of his walk with God
(Daniel 6:10). He knew there’s a certain kind of spiritual refocusing
that we can’t do without stopping. His stops gave him a very different
kind of walk—one that was obvious to those around him.
What about us? At the risk
of being thought of as different, as Daniel was, let’s learn this
valuable lesson from the pigeon: “Looking good” isn’t nearly as important
as “seeing well.”
PRAYER Dear Lord, help me to praise you all the days of
my life. Amen.
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