As we headed home after completing a few necessary errands the weather was turning rainy, cold and blustery, unusual weather for a spring day in May. We decided to have an early dinner and then return to the comfort and warmth of our cozy apartment. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess seated us at our favorite and intimate corner table by the window.
It wasn’t long until I noticed a lively sparrow chasing what looked like a small thread of twine around the parking lot and across the sidewalk. She must have been building a nest and wanted this strand for completion.
The wind was strong and her mission difficult and as I watched her movements she continued to pursue the string with the purpose and confidence others would envy. She was not to be denied and finally after this lengthy and exhausting effort snatched it in her tiny mouth and flew back to the family dwelling.
If only we could follow God with the same resolve and determination as this expectant mother. We need to be persistent in our faith and relentless in the quest for everlasting life. It is He that stands against the winds of sin and shields our soul from the evil climate. His promise is secure and unlike that piece of twine remains steadfast as He seeks our friendship in the quietness of His word and the gentleness of His love.
His spirit moves us closer to the goal as He approaches us with outreached arms and open palms rather than fleeing like the sparrows prey. It is God that seeks our closeness and not eternal separation. Our passion is to find and accept the assurance He provides while His gift of grace is received without chase or interruption.
A tiny sparrow, a silent message, a lesson in faith.