“People cry out under a load of oppression;
they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.
But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
who gives songs in the night,who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser that the birds in the sky?’ Job 35:9-11
There’s nothing more fun than finding a bird nest with some level of visibility. You try to not disturb it too much and mama bird offers a reminder. But watching the process has been an opportunity a few times over the years.
The nest is so perfect, those beautiful blue robin eggs, you wonder how they got so good at their craft, I mean they only have God almighty as their teacher. The migration, worm searching, bringing along the next generation. All of this knowledge is rooted in instincts, I mean there is no classroom or YouTube videos for birds to watch and get it right.
A group of instincts woven into any one of a large number of birds whose instincts are all a little unique to them. When you zoom into the micro world and the level of detail that each living being possesses just to live their life, it’s really a mind blower.
I’m thankful that God teaches me too, he seems to have done a pretty excellent job teaching the robin in my ‘hood!! I pray I’ll learn my lessons as well, that over time I’ll have the instincts of my Father and just do it the right way without much thought. To love God and love others as well as the robin makes that nest.