A Bird In The Bush
We live on an acre block with lots of trees. It’s lovely to hear all the different birds that surround our house. There’s the standard crows, jays, magpies and minor birds but there are lots of others too.
My husband’s favourite is the King Parrot. It’s bright red colours are outstanding next to the greens of our gums trees. I’m more partial to our native kookaburra. You can hear them laughing before you can detect them scouring the ground for a morsel to eat.
Most days you can see all of these birds around our property including lorikeets, rosellas and parrots.
Unless, there is any machinery being used. Be it a chainsaw, wood chipper or digger, the birds flurry to the sky out of fear. That is except for the kookaburras and the magpies. This type of noise actually brings them closer. You will see them lingering on a low hanging branch, searching the dug up ground for any worm, bug or lizard they can snack on.
While others are fleeing for their lives, these birds are looking for new opportunities.
I wish I was more like a kookaburra in this sense. Whenever there is chaos or conflict I tend to flee. So often, however, there can be opportunity in the change.
A change paves the way across new ground. It can bring nourishment in new opportunities and God can establish in us new perspectives.
Sure, with this can come risk. But if we don’t risk then we don’t grow.
Lord, help me not to fear new ground. May I move forward with the confidence that You have my future in Your hands. Amen.
What new ground do you need to step forward onto?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible.
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