Friday, July 20, 2007

Little Gifts From God

As I write this, I am sitting outside trying to compose a sermon for this Sunday. The gospel reading is about Mary and Martha and being too busy to notice what is important.

As if to reinforce the lesson, three fledgling blue jays have come to my pond. They surprised me because the first landed on a chair not more than three feet from where I was sitting. Then they proceeded to fly around, sometimes flying under the patio umbrella! It was as if they didn't know that people were something to be afraid of.

They were also landing on the rocks of the pond and drinking from the waterfalls.

I have never seen a fledgling blue jay, let alone one that close!

I guess it was time to stop being busy and notice what is important!


Anonymous said...

You know this one is coming, Ben... :)

Consider the birds of the air...

TWISI said...

Yes, it is the little things that mean so much, we get caught up in the "big" stuff too often and forget to notice what is important.

Thanks for the reminder!

Ur-spo said...

God does have a good sense of humor doesn't He?