an interest in birds this summer— thanks to my desire to use my camera—got me a bird feeder for my birthday in August. Of course, she included a songbird blend of food and also a bird guidebook. Yes, she’s one of those friends who doesn’t miss a beat.
Within days, I had the bird feeder up and filled with food. I even
bought a special pole to hang it on in the backyard. I positioned it not too
far from the birdbath and also made sure I could see it from my back porch
steps. I was all set. Couldn’t wait to see the flurry of beautiful birds that
would visit my yard now.
Fast forward a few weeks
and my bird feeder still waits to be discovered. I’ve glanced out my office
window and looked out my back door several times each day, and only once have I
seen a bird come close to it. The tiny sparrow flew away before it landed,
almost as if it was afraid to try it.
I’ve done my part. The feeder is filled with food and is even
located near a water source. It’s all prepped and available, just waiting for a
taker, just waiting to be discovered. Once that happens, the news will probably
quickly spread by word of mouth—or should I say by tweet of beak? :)
I wonder if the Lord feels
the same way I do as he waits for us to discover the provision he’s made for
our spiritual nourishment. He’s given us his Word. He’s inspired and
equipped preachers, teachers, and writers to offer sermons, Bible studies, and
other spiritual food. He’s done his part and made the feast available.
Yes, I think God longs to see us fly to his Word—to his truths—and to partake of all that he’s given. He waits for each of us
to discover his provision.
Let’s not be like the
birds who come close but go on their way unfed. Instead, let’s be the ones
who discover the treasure of nourishment. Let’s be the ones to share the good
“The ordinances of the LORD
. . . are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than
honey, than honey from the comb.” Psalm
*Before I finished writing this post, the bird feeder was finally discovered! Success! :)