Seagulls regularly land on my skylights and attempt to crack open shells. Invariably, they make a ruckus! But they also tend to lose their footing rather quicky and slide down, making a screeching noise reminiscent of fingers on chalkboard.
Does this deter them? Oh, no. They try to climb right back up again. And again. And again. Some days, it’s quite an earful!
Of course, we have to shake our heads and think of how silly the birds are, coming back time after time to do the same thing with the same failed consequences. But, then, I’m reminded of how we do the same thing with chronic pain.
There’s the friend who broke a foot and had to wear a boot, but didn’t want to forfeit fancy shoes…and the foot took much longer to heal.
There’s me who sometimes thinks, “Oh, one more load of laundry won’t do me in,” but it does.
And so on…
Yes, we are much like the birds! Again and again.
But, as we are reminded in Scripture, God the Father cares for each sparrow, regardless of their fickle flight. And, what’s more, God protects them.
And in the same way, He cares for us and protects us, no matter how many times we try – and fumble – to climb the mountain!
Blessings for the day,