A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
The Journey of a Robin
The journey of a robin began before the concept of time ever came into being; it had its beginning in the mind of the Creator. But before the robin journeyed on the earth the Creator first had to prepare a place for its arrival. So he took a dark formless void and filled it with the earth. Next he brought forth thick green forests, peaceful meadows covered with grass and wild flowers. Then he brought forth on the face of the earth all creeping things, bugs, and flies and other things to sustain the life of the robin. The Creator saw that the earth was ready for the robin, and thus began the journey of a robin. But he couldn’t stop with the robin for his greatest creation was yet to come. Seeing that all things he created were good he began the final phase of his plan and he brought forth humans to take dominion over all that he had created, and so it was.
The real journey of the robin would lie unseen from eyes that are always open yet do not always see. One sunny afternoon many centuries later on a crowded hill as a young man was speaking to a large gathering of people the journey of a robin was re-visited. Because somehow through the process of time the ways of life set down by the Creator in the Garden of Creation had been lost. And the Creator had sent his only Son into the world so the world would be able to once again walk the way of the Garden, to once again place its hand in the hand of the Creator.
Jesus began teaching, “Look at the robin with its beautiful red breast, it does not worry its life away, it does not sow, reap, or store food it depends solely on the Creator to provide everything it needs to live. When the storms of winter come and the robin can no longer stay it then follows the wings of the Spirit to places of safety where it waits for spring to return. And when the warm winds of spring bring life back to its home the Spirit leads the robin home, home to fulfill its destiny.”
As he paused he was carried by the timelessness of the Holy Spirit into the future to once again point out the journey of a robin to someone who was not on that hill long ago. That person is you, sometimes on your journey through life worries build up that can cause you to lose focus on the one from whom all your blessings come. Suddenly the worries become so heavy and so dark the journey becomes unbearable and the Light of Life is no longer seen. And recklessly you wander through life blind to the Creator, searching in vain for the power to bring all your worries to an end.
On and on you go until suddenly from out of nowhere a robin comes into view and you hear a still small voice saying, “Look at the robin with its beautiful red breast, it does not worry its life away, it does not sow, reap, or store food it depends solely on the Creator to provide everything it needs to live. When the storms of winter come and the robin can no longer stay it follows the wings of the Spirit to places of safety where it waits for spring to return. And when the warm winds of spring bring life back to its home the Spirit leads the robin home, home to fulfill its destiny. Bring your worries and give them to me and in return I will give you my PEACE.”
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE!
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“Turn to the Lord! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6, CEV)
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Scripture marked CEV are taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.