Thursday, April 22, 2021

A BUMBLE BEE CAN’T FLY!

‘If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.’ (Romans 12:6)

This principle applies to all gifts, both natural and supernatural. Whatever our gifts are, let’s use them by faith!

I am told that the bumble bee’s wings are so constructed that it is impossible for it to fly. According to the laws of aerodynamics, the wing span is simply too small for the fuselage.

Fortunately for the bee, it has never studied aerodynamics and doesn’t know it can’t fly. So it flies anyway!

Sometimes we know too much for our own good. It’s time to realise that the impossible is possible more often than we think.

We need see that in Christ we can do far more than we ever thought we could do. It is probably true to say that many believers have never really tapped into the potential that is available in Christ. There are vast opportunities before us yet.

It is easy for us to settle down to a comfortable level of living where we are moderately successful as Christians or as ministers of the gospel and where we simply don’t see new opportunities or challenges. We opt for the status quo.

To read more on this topic see Living in the Image of God, Barry Chant (Miranda: Tabor, 2012 available in eBook and Paperback) from which this edited extract is taken.


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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.



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2 Responses so far.

  1. Tim Wheeldon says:

    Hey Barry!
    Timely that as I am preparing a message that circles around Romans 12 I should think to look you up…! Still plodding along “in proportion to my faith” 🙂
    I recall with joy & thanks your input at Tabor Sydney where I studied Intercultural Studies – and have ended up in WA…
    BTW, Professor Stuart Burgess explains the engineering marvel that is insect flight, yes, it’s not aerodynamics as we know it, but a kind of super-vortex that bee’s wings generate. (There’s a CMI DVD available if you’re interested).

    • Barry Chant says:

      Nice to hear from you Tim–sorry for the belated reply. Yes, thanks for the comment on the bee. I have a similar footnote in the book from which this quotation was taken. Interesting that you are now in WA. Doing what? Grace and peace, Barry.

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