Good Folks, it is Friday, the first day of June 2018. Graduation ceremonies for most folks have happened. Congratulations are in order.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served this Sunday. All are invited to the Table.
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Early each morning, I enjoy watching the birds begin to feed on the various feeders in our backyard. We have Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Wrens, Mockingbirds (Bullies) and a host of Finches and the like. I was given a small bag of native pecans from our trees in Covenant Gardens a few months ago. The pecans are small and difficult to break and excise its meat. So I thought, Blue Jays and those stinking squirrels would enjoy them. I will give them to the Blue Jays.
For many days, I placed three or four pecans on the top ledge of the backyard fence, and waited for the morning guests of Blue Jays to arrive. They discovered the pecans and off they went. Back for another pecan. I placed the pecans in a certain spot consistently.
Then one day recently, a Blue Jay picked up a pecan and dropped it to the ground. Flew off. The bird came back and picked up another pecan that I placed. Again, the same thing-pecan on the ground. I thought: how ungrateful. I found both pecans discarded by the Blue Jay. Got a mallet and proceeded to crack open the pecans. I thought, some bird will enjoy the pecan meat inside. Of the cracked open pecans, both were rotted inside. The Blue Jay knew that the pecans were rotted inside. But it had to at least pick it up. It reminds me:
…Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21b (MSG)
For a high 90 percentile, the Blue Jay enjoys a rich oily fruit that it picks up. But it has to show up and pick up the pecan.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Corinthians 13:13
Blessings from Duncanville,
Pastor Frank (email@example.com)