Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Early Morning Thoughts

 This whole blog post and life analogy could just be that I had only one cup of coffee, before 7 am and while I was driving around having this profound realization, I may or may not have been coherent. 

Early, early yesterday morning after I had dropped off the the bigger spawn at school, I got caught at the ETERNAL light. Ya know those stop lights that without a doubt are THE longest stop lights in town?

 Well, there I was getting ready to be there for a good long sit when I happened to see two little birdies in the middle section of the road. 
They caught my eye because one was safely in the planter part of this intersection, no doubt looking in the dirt for worms and one was right there in the road, very close to cars and picking through the gutter. As I sat and watched them, I thought well maybe these two are a duo. Like one gets the worms from the dirt and the other gets the garbage from the gutters for their nest?

I may be giving these pea brained birds a bit more thought than what is reality, but hear me out. 
Just for fun!
I warned you, one cup of coffee before 7 am can do funny things to ones psyche ;)

So, as I observed closer I saw the one in the gutter actually trying to eat the cigarette buts and other pieces of trash. Like he was actually checking to see if they were edible. 
And here's where the life analogy comes in.
Ignore the fact that I called them pea brained earlier.

The way I saw it was like this, the one in the dirt was looking in the right place for his morning meal. 
He was safe in the dirt looking for that big fatty worm that he no doubt would get.
But the one in the gutter, well it just didn't make sense.
Maybe he'd been hit by one too many sliding glass doors or windshields? 
Too far? 
Well, I'm just saying it really made me wonder!

It reminded me of how often in life we get our meals for our souls from the gutters of the world instead of from God's own heart.
We eat lies instead of truth.
We scrounge around for trash rather than eating a T-bone steak. 
We hang out in dangerous gutters looking for something, anything that is edible and we eat the disposable crap that has been thrown away, when every morning we could have fresh baked bread, or a fat worm in this lil pea brained birds case.

Does any of this make any sense at all?
Ok maybe I needed more coffee. 
But, if you are tracking what I'm laying down then let me just say, I don't want to be that dumb pea brained bird in the gutter. 
Who's with me?

"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. 
Matthew 6:26


Bernadette Veenstra said...

It makes perfect sense. Too often I fill my mind with Twitter and Pinterest and FB. I should spend more time in the Word.

No(dot dot)el said...

@ Bernadette- Whew, glad to know I wasn't totally off my rocker there with the whole bird analogy! ME TOO!! That's exactly what I was thing B- more time in the living words of life so important to this soul xo

No(dot dot)el said...

*thinking ha ha got typing a bit too fast!!

shontell said...

So freaking true!! I love this. I pictured the birds with long skinny bird legs. That's as it should be.

Anna said...

I understand and am thankful you shared this post.

Also I love the tulip pics. I've hinted and am hoping my hubby will surprise me with some. ;)

No(dot dot)el said...

@Shontell- Thank you and of course you did.
@Anna- thank YOU for stopping by. I hope your hubby picks up on your hints :) let me know if he does, I will follow your lead in the hint department ;)

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