Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Chaplain's Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

We have a beautiful yard because my wife, Blossom, works very hard to make it that way. She and the Lord are partners in this endeavor and they do very well together; I appreciate them both. There are lots of flowers, bushes of every kind and an assortment of various fruit trees.

Lots of birds find their way into our yard and I really enjoy watching them. Some of the birds like to use our yard as a nursery. In one of the bushes out front there is a Robin’s nest that I have been watching. Recently we have had some terrible storms: lighting, thunder, wind, and hail – but no matter what the weather the mother Robin sits on the nest to cover and protect her little ones.

That reminds me of Jesus. In Mat. 23:37, He said,
“How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!”
It seems to me that sometimes baby birds have better sense than some people.

Why are we so anxious to get out from under His care? Why do we struggle so hard to get away from Him? How many times do we have to fail before we realize that He is the one, the only one, we really need?

The difference between that mother bird and the Lord is; He allows us to make the decision as to whether or not we will stay under His protection, or go off on our own. We read in John 6:67-68 that on one occasion Jesus asked the disciples if they wanted to leave. Peter said, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words of real life, eternal life.”

There was another bird’s nest in our yard, in a pear tree out back. Those little ones did not stay in the nest and we found them dead on the ground . . .



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