Thursday, March 25, 2010

Something a zebra finch taught me...

When I was 5 years old, I had some zebra finches(those are birds) and they had some babies. Of course, I was completely mezmerized by these new baby birds in our home. So, when the birds were a few weeks old, my mom let me hold one...but she said, be sure not to let it go or it may fly away...so I was making sure I didn't let my birdy go anywhere. I held my bird for about 5 minutes or so, and then went back to his cage to put him back and (as I am sure some of you are already predicting) my little baby bird plopped to the bottom of the cage, he had died because I was holding him too tight. This was very traumatic for a 5 year old to endure, in fact, the only way I really got over it was by my mom convincing me that he was in bird heaven(the things mom's will do to bring comfort). So, that story has always stuck with me- and the Lord has really used that example to remind about holding on to things too tightly. I think this is just a human thing we do- we hold on to "our" ideas, plans, things, relationships, etc... and forget to leave room for God to come in and mess with those things if He needs to...times when I am doing this very thing of holding on too tight- the Lord will just remind me of my zebra finch and how when we hold on to things too tightly we can kill that thing...whatever it may be...all things, all plans, all relationships, are HIS...it is my job to trust and obey HIM with those things. Easier said than done, I know, but I pray that this is an encouragement to remind you to hold on to things loose enough to where God can come be Sovereign over them... See you next week!
Stace

3 comments:

  1. great stuff, friend! and a good reminder!

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  2. I really needed this reminder today - thanks, Staci!

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