Lessons From the Birds

35053122_10216886612227524_4946871227621834752_nThey are a pair.

They perch on the rooftop in blistering 103° Central Texas heat in a display of love, oblivious to their environment, which is often a jungle of noise (a plane, a car or truck whizzes by), strong breeze, and a neighborhood that man built. The sun comes up, the sun goes down.

The birds love. They caress. They commit to one another for a lifetime.

He laid his head on her chest. To the surprised human eye, was he in mourning? Was she sick? As she sat upright in stillness, was he listening for her heartbeat? His devotion was on display.

Just a half hour later, she returned the sentiment.

Lives to live. In a culture that we should learn from. Determination and sheer love. Nothing less, nothing more.

It was time to tend to the nest. The circle of life that God made was to move forward.


No worries. A life that understands peace and love.

That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:25-27 


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