In my garden I have four bird hangers; three are suet balls in a holder and one is a heart shaper seed hanger, full of tightly packed nuts. Over that last few months I have been watching the birds come and feed from them, as I have rested in my room. This morning, as I looked out, the hearts shaped bird hanger was quite disintegrated, and it looked as though a bird had a real feast of the seeds. As I looked closely I saw the seeds had fallen and scattered all over the soil in my garden.
My garden is slowly showing signs of spring, with new shoots sprouting up, do I really want those pesky seeds to sprout and spoil my lovely display of flowers and bushes?!
As I was considering my plan of action, some birds came and explored the bounty in soil. They pecked and took it away, and after a few minutes as if by magic, variety of other birds had appeared. It’s as though the news has spread pretty quickly in bird language, to let others know of the feast which lay in our garden.
Jesus ministry is a little like the birds in my garden, people heard about Jesus and the good things he was doing, and his personality, then they flocked like birds to feast on his presence and word.
Sometimes I wish that good news would spread just as quickly on the media, for it seems to be full of doom and gloom, if only we did not relish hearing it. Just imagine the difference if the news was filled with good news all the time, the world would be a positive and uplifting place.
Let’s do our bit, to spread a little good news and kindness for the rest of Lent, you never know where a seed of hope and kindness will land , and flourish into faith !
Lord of the seeds,
Blow your seeds of Love and Hope
Whirl them around by your Holy Spirit
And as the seeds land, bless them
And bless those who will pick them up