I missed a turn in Fayetteville this morning, which delayed my arrival for an appointment. But the delay afforded me an appointment with two birds in a vacant lot next to a red light. I’m not an ornithologist so I have no idea what type of birds the two were. Here is what I did notice: One bird was hoping around collecting worms and/or insects, aka food. The second bird was pulling dead grass or weeds out of a pile of trash to build shelter. I was struck by the two birds passion and purpose for their tasks. Made me think about how you and I should better express our passion for the purpose God made us for. If you’ve come to church much at Elm, you know I believe with all my head and heart, we each have a purpose (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 and Galatians 5:22-23). One of my consistent prayers is that each of us will find that purpose and practice it with a passion. Another thought about my feathered friends is from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, there is a time for everything!