A bird’s-eye point of view can be pretty amazing. It all depends upon the bird.
A bird’s-eye point of view can belong to a soaring eagle, or the flightless ostrich. The ostrich may have a point of view from seven-foot up, but it’s not worth comparing to the eagle’s point of view.
People often struggle with getting others to see things from their point of view. Sometimes the struggle is due to what wants to be seen. I remember reading an article about a humming-bird and a vulture. Both birds occupy the same environment – one looks for flowers and the other looks for dead bodies! You can use that imagery to draw up an easy allegory of people.
There are a lot of birds out there: jail-bird, bird in the hand, early bird, angry bird, birds of a feather, bird brained, odd bird, rare bird, dirty bird, free bird, and those who say it’s all for the birds.
Spiritually speaking, no bird has to be pigeon-holed into the nest they’re born in. When it’s time to leave the nest, one must decide if he or she will use the wings of an eagle (Isaiah 40:31) or live life with the attitude of an ostrich (Lamentations 4:3). Regardless of what we choose, the world is waiting to be seen … but our point of view will determine what we find.
“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)