11/21/20

NO TREE? NO PROBLEM. NO GRIEF.


This post was written for Five Minute Friday.
Word prompt--GRIEF
Five minutes to free write about it.
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There used to be a tree across the way that served as a meeting place by day for a variety of birds. At dusk, the smaller ones would flock to it and settle in for the night.

















One day some men came to chop it down. I wondered if the birds would be confused when they discovered their hangout had disappeared. What would they do? Would they be grieved at the loss of their haven? 















Apparently not. 


The sight that greeted me this morning brought Matthew 6:26 to mind--Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 


The birds were sleeping just as comfortably on the ledges of the towers as they used to on the branches of the tree.




No tree? No problem. No grief.

14 comments:

  1. This post has brought me joy. Since lockdown I have been enjoying watching the sparrows play every morning and I miss that I don't get to see as much how we have darker morning. So happy your birds have a new home such a shame about your tree. Love how you used the word from Matthew and blended it with grief and how God cares for us. God bless Loretta x

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    1. Thanks, Loretta, and I'm happy to have been able to spread a little joy.

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  2. Your post remined me of an old story about a Greek dude, I think maybe Aristotle.

    Anyway, one day a frien came upon Aristotle eating lentil soup, which was pretty much all he ate, because, the rien thought, Ari wouldn't flatter Dionysus.

    "Oh, Aristotle, if you could but learn to flatter Dionysus, you would not have the sad fate of living on lentils!"

    Aristotle looked up, wiped his beard, and replied, "Dude! If you could but learn to live on lentils, you would not have the sad fate of flattering Dionysus."

    And to take a different tack, on to the sonnet.

    Somewhere it is written;
    somewhere, Jesus said,
    "If it's a lemon you are given,
    make some lemonade!"
    And it is so true, you know;
    don't curse the darkness, light a light,
    and just go, dude, with the flow;
    that Jesus, He is really bright!
    But I guess, since He's the Son of God
    (not from around these parts)
    it would really be quite odd
    if He didn't have some smarts,
    so, nstead of goin' fishin',
    let's just beach the boat, and listen.

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    1. Oh Andrew, I love this. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the smile.

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  3. Brilliant!!
    The perfect devotion for this day and time of COVID.
    Sue

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  4. What lovely thoughts and reflections about the birds and scripture. They don't worry, do they? And neither should we, because He has us in His hands. Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor in the #FiveMinuteFriday Facebook page. I'm also a grandma.

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  5. I guess in times of grief and loss, when we feel we have lost everything, we still have Jesus. Our home is in heaven, if we have been born again; our home here is just a temporary residence.

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  6. I guess in times of grief and loss, when we feel we have lost everything, we still have Jesus. Our home is in heaven, if we have been born again; our home here is just a temporary residence.

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  7. I guess in times of grief and loss, when we feel we have lost everything, we still have Jesus. Our home is in heaven, if we have been born again; our home here is just a temporary residence.

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  8. What a fun lesson to learn!

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  9. As a bird watcher this made me smile, Sandra! A lesson of adaptability that I so need to learn!

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