You’ve heard of right-brained and left-brained. Well, I’m bird brained. No, not in regard to my cranial capacity but referring to my love for winged creatures. A portion of my brain takes great delight in the flight and fancy of birds.
I don’t love all birds equally. For instance, I’m not terribly fond of vultures or dodo birds. Now the gooney bird, he’s pretty entertaining, and the turkey, though not exactly handsome, does trigger some succulent memories of holiday fare.
My all time favorite feathered friend would have to be the bluebird. Perhaps because seeing one is such an occasional happening it’s a thrill when suddenly this blue wonder crosses your path. Besides, if you ever see the sunlight refract off their feathers, your heart will take flight. The blue in a bluebird takes on a new meaning as you memorize their unduplicated color.
Have you noticed the mention of birds in the Scriptures? The Psalms says, “How lovely are Thy dwelling places, O LORD of hosts! The bird also has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young” (Ps 84:1,3)
I choose to believe the “bird” is referring to a bluebird. Besides, the swallows and the bluebirds, even though they compete with each other for housing, are usually in nesting proximity. In this verse both birds have found lovely dwelling places. I like that. In fact, it mentions the birds nest on the Lords’ altars and how blessed are those who dwell in the house of the Lord. Hmmm, even the birds can be examples.
Matthew tells us, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matt. 6:26)
Hmm, even the birds can be examples