Lessons from a Mosquito Hawk


This mosquito hawk was struggling for its life. Normally, it would be able to fly on its merry way eating mosquitos and living it up, but today all of that changed.

Somehow the mosquito hawk got a piece of lint stuck to it, and as I observed it from bible study, I noticed that it could not fly. The lint, though easily removed, was heavy enough to put the mosquito hawk on the ground with dangerous predators.

If he just got rid of the lint he could fly again.

How many times do our spiritual lives look like the mosquito hawk? We have some sin that is so easy to throw off, yet for some reason we can’t or won’t do it…it is putting us into some dangerous territory with some vicious spiritual predators.

That’s why the author of Hebrews tells us to “lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely…” (12:1) If we don’t we won’t be able to finish the race.

Now back to the mosquito hawk…

I took a picture for the blog and I was thinking about some ways I could help the poor creature (who eats nasty mosquitos); I wish I could say I did…

Because as soon as I took the picture, my dog Speckles came and viciously devoured the mosquito hawk.

That’s what will happen to us if we keep letting these sins weigh us down. Peter warns, “Be sober-minded, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8)

Keep the sin off in repentance through the blood of Christ; embrace the Gospel, and fly above the great devourer.