Wednesday, June 15, 2016

never give up...

The first place they tried in the early part of spring
 was on Bubba's work bench in the garage.
We saw the birds busily carrying in the
brush and hay to build a nest.
Not thinking that was a suitable place for a home,
he quickly shooed them away.

Next, they tried the chute under our mailbox.
Again, that same frenzied work...
"We have to get this nest built so that she can lay her eggs,"
said the busy birds.
Once more, Bubba did not approve,
said they would get too hot and roast in there.
He removed the nest hoping they would find a more suitable place.

A couple of weeks ago,
while eating lunch,
we noticed a frenzy of activity in the geranium pot
on the table on our back porch.
"The birds are back,"
I said in dismay.
They are determined to build a nest on our property.
This time Bubba said,
"What a mess they will make."
He cleaned out the flower pot and sat it on 
a post of the fence that surrounds our AC unit.

Last night,
Bubba took that geranium pot down to show us something....
At last the birds had found a place.
They were determined,
they never gave up.

How beautiful are the creatures that God made,
how smart and instinctive
what a lesson they teach us!

"Look at the birds of the air, 
for they neither sow, 
nor reap,
 nor gather into barns;
 yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?"
Matthew 6:26

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