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Two Birds

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!

Be blessed,
Dixon

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