Lessons from birds



Often times in life, obstacles seem like roadblocks. But what if a challenge can be viewed as something waiting to be conquered?

Can you envision that nest… where once you saw defeat? Would your thoughts be transformed with this new found hope and determination? Is there something you could do to accomplish a small victory? An old proverb I read says, “Pray, but when you pray move your feet.”

These little birds worked for several days, determined to build a nest and start a family in a place we did not welcome them. They are messy, but so is life at times. But the song they sing is a beautiful testimony of victory. They participated in a battle that originally had them set up for failure. BUT that did not stop them! Look how far they’ve come!

This current bird situation on my front porch reminds me there is no barrier that my God can’t shift and/or move. He cares about even the sparrows; how much more He cares about us and our current happenings in life. We are not alone.

I’m reminded of the lyrics of “Reckless Love.” “There’s no shadow You won’t light up, mountain You won’t climb up, coming after me. Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God.”

And one more song “Surrounded (Fight my battles):” “This is how I fight my battles. It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by You!”