Sunday, October 25, 2009

old skool week - birdy

Meet Birdy. He is desperate to live with our family. For two days straight he has been flying into our windows beak and feet first trying to get in. Nothing we do persuades him that his methods are dangerous and futile. Over and over again, he flies up the slope, rests on our neighbor's fence and then dives as fast as he can for the windows. We live in a one story, so he would just have to adjust his trajectory a tiny bit to fly over to wherever he wants to go. He doesn't care. He wants to go where he shouldn't. He wants to be somewhere unsafe. He is disregarding all the laws of birds. He is heading for destruction. We can't stop him. He has made his choice. I am afraid it will not end well. Flying full speed into glass for hours upon hours cannot be good for a little bird brain.
How many times as humans do we act like Birdy? How often do we take the wrong path, go in the wrong direction, disregard what we know is good for us? How even a little adjustment off the plan God has for us leads us into danger? Stop flying into windows. Listen to what the Lord would have you do. His plan is better than ours.

8 comments:

  1. amen!! this is me right now. thanks for sharing!

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  2. The bird is flying into your window because he sees his reflection and thinks it's a rival bird and he's protecting his territory.

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  3. If you put a few decals on your window or hang some fluttering strings in front of the window, he will stop. Great analogy, you are so right. Thanks for the reminder that GOD's plan is best.

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  4. I'm not religious, but this is a great post. I like the connection- very profound!

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  5. Maybe birdy is a girl and she just wants one of your messy flowers....

    Great post, by the way.

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  6. Love it Julie! So right on!!! ... poor birdie:-(
    OK... wore my messy flower last night ... sooo many compliments!
    I'm eyeing another one... hmmmm....
    Have a GREAT MONDAY!

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  7. I ditto the thoughts of RaDonna and cindi. Proactive is the way to go.

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  8. Great post. What a wonderful lesson for all of us.

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