Saturday, September 17, 2016

Different Kinds of Birds

Different Kinds of Birds by Keith Cook

News Event:  Block Party and Harvest Day Event in Millington, TN on September 17-18, 2016! Pray for God to draw many hearts to Christ and to encourage each volunteer as they serve.

"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

Lately I have been bird watching. I have a pair of binoculars that I can scan the sky and scour the trees looking for new winged creatures. I have loaded all the bird calls and songs of all the birds in Tennessee onto my iPad and listen to them so I can pick out which birds are calling out in my yard.

In my yard I have seen many different kinds of birds. They have different head shapes, wing designs, colors and sizes. They each have distinct and beautiful songs and calls that they use. I could sit for hours listening to them sing in the trees. Just to see a bird soar sends my spirit to the heavens.

Birds have always fascinated me. The glide on the air with little or no perceived effort. They sing wonderful songs all day long and they sport coats of elaborate colors. They are awesome creatures.

As I think about each bird I have in my yard so God thinks on us. He sees each of us and knows our every need and nature. We each look different to the angels and to each other yet to God we are all the same - His Creation!  We were made in the image of God.

We may come from different backgrounds, races, and cultures. But to God, while we are all the same, we are each one also individually special. God has a special plan and purpose for each of us. If we come to Him by faith and repent of our sins we can then experience all that God has for us. He sent His Son, Jesus, to ransom us from our sin. We are special and important to God.

It makes me quite mad to hear people putting down other races and cultures. It really shows a cultural ignorance and a spiritual shallowness to do so.  If God has made us and is directing our lives then who are we to say that His creation, though different from us, is less of an importance or worth than us!

God makes us special and different. That is a good thing. It adds flavor to life. Just as the many birds add variety and color to my back yard so do we add variety and color to God's world. Let's all fly together and sing a song of gladness.

This is the day that the Lord has made and we can soar!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to have His eyes and His heart for those around you. Ask God to show you how you might pray for those in need.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook Crusades, Celebrations, and Festivals. God has given Keith the opportunity and privilege of sharing the message of Christ both stateside and internationally. During each opportunity, Keith presents a joyful and enthusiastic, yet powerful and clear presentation of the Gospel and a call to commitment to Christ.  Pray for Keith and Joan and Millington Baptist Church as they host a Block Party in Millington, TN. Pray for many to give their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.

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