Lessons From A Bird

I am a bird lover, or should I say a creature lover.  I feel so honored when a bird decides to make their nest in our yard.  I think the birds like it too because they frequent our yard every year.  This was last years brood in a pine tree in our back yard.  Two baby morning doves almost ready to leave the nest.  I had the blessing of watching them leave.  Sad, but sweet, they went together.  This year we were blessed with our 3rd family of Robins on our front porch.  It was so great to see them again.  Have to believe it is the same mated pair.  My husband is ill as many of you know and is pretty much house bound, but from his chair in our office he could watch the preparations and the birth of the baby birds.  This year there were four.  They all flew the nest successfully except for one little bird.  That baby cried and cried when everyone left, and I grieved over it, helpless to do anything.  Two days passed and the baby still sat alone. Three days, and still there.  I began to worry it was going to starve to death.  Day four he stepped to the edge of the brick and flapped his wings and in the process almost fell off.  The nest is on the top row of bricks, about ten feet high.  He caught his balance and got back in the nest.  Day five came and I went to the window as soon as I got up to see if the babe was gone.  To my dismay he was still there.  Right by the front door, so they were quite used to out coming and going.  Early Friday evening I was looking out the window with my husband, and there came Mom.  She went on many trips and filled that little tummy up.  By nightfall our baby bird peacefully slept.  Day six, I raced to the window when I got up, and the baby had flown away.  What I learned from this was we are all progressing on our own time frame.  We can’t look at someone and think they should be doing this or that for the Lord.  I think its possible for any of us to jump out of the Lords nest prematurely and really make a mess of things.  We need to be fed and grow before our time to go out and serve the Lord.  There might be something special to be learned for the task at hand.   I have seen many in my years serving the Lord that try to jump ahead of the Lord, and they fall flat.  If that baby would have gone before today, he would have been a sad splat on our porch.  That Mom had to feed him and build him up to conquer his fear so He could fly.  Sometimes  we expect too much too soon, we need to be fed by the Word and the Lord.  When we are ready, we will fly! It is all in the Lords time.

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My desire is to share my photography, to honor the Lord, and send out His word to all who might read. My photo's will include a scripture,and I write a devotional for each entry. The very least that I can do for our precious Lord Jesus. I am a wife to Jerry, my wonderful husband. We have 5 children, and 7 granchildren.

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