|There is nothing more beautiful |
than the bright red male cardinal.
Now that we have been in the house for a few months, I began to notice something. Just a few feet away from the feeders, is an area with a large hedge - almost a little wooded area on the edge of the yard. The thing is full of birds. I know, I know... its not that far for them to fly to get to where the feeder is. But they don't. So finally, I moved the feeders. Within an hour, there were multiple birds that were on the feeders and on the ground under it. The only thing I can figure is they feel safer closer to the trees.
How often do we make the same mistakes when we are trying to reach out to those around us for Jesus? We have very picturesque churches, we offer wonderful programs and Bible studies, we sincerely invite people to come. And then we wait...and wait...and wait.... And occasionally someone will come in and partake, but we know there are so many more out there that are missing out. If only they would come....
Matthew 28:19-20 "GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
We have to move the feeder. Church is a wonderful place and I wouldn't trade my Bible Study group for the world. But there are people out there who just aren't going to come to church first - we have to go get them. We have to take the food to them.
|Note his precarious perch. |
Right after I took this he fell off backwards!
Jesus told Peter to feed His sheep. I don't think He meant for Peter to sit in the barn and wait for the sheep to come to him. So let's go feed those birds...sheep...you know what I mean. Let's go take the food to the flocks!