On Thursday, April 28, a flight from the San Diego International Airport to Everett, Washington was delayed for an unusual reason. The pilot noticed a pelican sitting right in the middle of the runway. He thought that the bird was injured, and notified the ground crew. When someone arrived to check on the pelican they found that it was not injured. It simply didn’t want to leave its position! The stubborn bird was finally encouraged to leave, and the flight arrived at its destination 18 minutes late.
I guess the moral of this story might be this—don’t be the stubborn pelican in your church! Get on board with the leaders’ vision for where the congregation needs to go!
“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”—Hebrews 13:17.