1 John 3:2 – Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (NIV)
Robins frequent our garden; for them it is a small haven providing food and refreshment: our lawns are safe for them to feed on, and birdbaths provide them with water to drink and to bathe in. Imagine my delight recently, upon witnessing a robin bathing contentedly, until disturbed by another robin alighting upon the birdbath. My immediate response was to expect trouble – being territorial, I expected the first robin to ‘kick up a rumpus’, on having its’ space invaded – however, I was in for a further delight; both robins began to bathe, one seemingly hesitantly – splashing and cavorting in the water` – and it was then I realized this was a young robin, and it had joined a parent bird and was actually learning to bathe! It’s flutterings were minimal to begin with – it kept losing its’ equilibrium – slipping and then regaining its’ composure – before it attempted more wing flapping and fluttering! Little by little, it was getting all the moves right – eventually getting its’ whole body wet, just like its’ parent, and no longer just paddling in a bewildered fashion. It was learning by mimicking every parental move!
God is present for us, similarly if we will only take notice of His direction. He welcomes us into His Word refreshing us and guiding us – teaching us all the right moves. The bible contains all that we need to learn (sometimes, just in the nick of time) to get our lives right – bathing in His Grace and Mercy, and in the water of life that Jesus gives us. No more “fluttering” and stumbling in dry places, but a complete refreshing in all that a life filled with Jesus, can give us. Praise the Lord for His provision.
Prayer: Abba, we thank you that you show us all the right moves, if we choose to copy the examples you give us in Your Word. We thank you for provision, for safety and for the kind of perseverance and Love, that only You can provide.
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