The Value of a Vulture

Turkey Vulture in Miami, Florida, USA.

Turkey Vulture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkey vultures, often called TVs by birders, are not the prettiest of birds. Yet, they do serve a purpose. As a scavenger, they are a cleanup crew. The area of its brain responsible for processing odors is larger compared to other birds. He has the ability to pinpoint the odor of  a fresh carcass.

How often have you seen several bent over road kill? It may be odd to think about, but consider how many dead creatures would be on our roadways if not for vultures?

Romans 12:6-8 testifies that each of us has worth. And, thankfully, it is not based on looks. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” (NIV)

What’s your God-ordained gift? Are you using it wisely?


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