Let us pause and take time in life to notice all the small things.
Like a Hummingbird at his feeder, see the speed of his tiny wings.
Stop and look at the rain, smell it, feel it, touch it, and see it glisten.
Hear the wind whistle a tune through the trees be still and listen.
Study the ants and be in awe of the enormity of what they haul
Take these simple moments in life to meditate.
Do not let time slip by you and do not hesitate.
For these moments were made to give us tranquility
And to be a witness of our great God’s infallibility.
By Estelle P. Shrum
(Paslms 8), (Psalms 104)
THE LESSON OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
There are two kinds of birds that roam the desert: vultures and hummingbirds. The vulture thrives on a diet of rotting meat. He flies overhead searching for traces of leftover carcasses from slow-footed critters eaten by wild animals who’ve already had their fill.
Hummingbirds, on the other hand, will sweep through the desert, passing over all those repulsive, dead animals and seek colorful patches of beautiful wild desert flowers. They will suckle the delicious juices of those sweet desert blossoms and be satisfied.
While vultures look to the dead for their survival, the hummingbird seeks the living! Likewise, some of us unconsciously look to our past with its regrets, failures and sins to keep us alive. We think that somehow by looking back to those dead things, we might find some motivation to keep surviving here and now. But let’s take a lesson from the hummingbird.
Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.