Saturday, May 30, 2009

Learn From The Birds

Troubles come to us and friends bring encouragement and gifts to cheer. The LORD is our help at all times and any outpouring of love is a blessing from him.

Prov 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Hospital bills can crack your nest egg and many are troubled by finances. This Robin egg was on the ground, perhaps it had fallen from the nest.

Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

A lone Golden Finch appears to be thinking. Is he worried? No, for our LORD provides for him. We can learn from the birds.

Psa 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Psa 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
Psa 84:4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

The Red Winged Blackbird Jumps for Joy, singing high praises. He has learned to praise the LORD with the gifts that he has: beauty and song.

Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

The Common Blackbird has a beauty of his own. The LORD gives him food and the beauty of the creation. He holds on fast to the branch. We holdfast to the Branch that is Christ Jesus.

Zec 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
Zec 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.