I prop a chair up to that big, sturdy tree. Looking up I see the nest, brown and full of packed in mud and dirt. But as I climb a bit, and raise up camera to take a good peak, I find four, beautiful, bright blue eggs. Little bird lives, waiting to hatch. The perspective is much different; a prize of sorts lying all huddled together.
The anticipation of life is thrilling. Little children wake up, asking about the tiny, blue eggs. Mama, do you think the birdies were born yet? Eyes are beaming and bright with excitement.
Little things in life satisfy the soul. Simplicity. Nature. The fresh air against your face. Sometimes toys, and toys, and more toys are not what little children need. They distract from the free gifts of beauty God gives them each day. When toys are taken away, and children are free to play with sticks, and mud, and leaves, and all the outdoor goodness that our good Lord created, they thrive!
Do my kids have toys? Oh yes, they do. Do they get board with them and want something new? Yes. Just like us grown up kids do, affectionately called adults. We love our toys too. But then we always want the next bigger, and better toy. A new computer, phone, boat or car.
The perspective we can gain from a simple bird’s nest speaks volumes! God, the creator of the universe, is in the midst of the mama robin and her little ones. As she weaves that nests and prepares to feed future worm munchers, God gave her that wonderful, instinctual sense.
Take time to enjoy the simple things of life today. Why not go on a nature walk and find a robin’s nest? It may bring a smile to you face, much greater than any toy could ever bring.
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