Thursday, January 6, 2011

Birdhouse Thoughts

We have a fancy birdhouse in our backyard … a gift to me from my husband, James. It’s refreshing to look at this time of year when the landscape is barren, cold and a bit dreary … to think ahead of the little birds who will in a few short months discover this little “mansion” of a birdhouse and call it home. It’s a beautiful home for a bird, much more extravagant than a mere straw, stick or mud house … and it’s just waiting for them … all prepared and ready for their enjoyment.

It makes me think of the good plans God has ahead for those who love Him. He actually talks about this and says, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

So, the fancy birdhouse is a little seed thought of what is ahead for the birds and all of us in 2011. Be expectant about the plans and places God has already prepared for you this year … and don’t forget to enjoy them when you get there.


Photo is a watercolor study of the birdhouse by James Rhodes in 2002.