Saturday, January 18, 2014

WISDOM OF A SPARROW

 Said the Robin To The Sparrow
                                                                                                                                  By Elizabeth Cheney
 
 This poem stops me in my tracks.  Simply written but so deep in wisdom. If the birds in your trees were watching you, what would the robin and sparrow say about you?  Are you guilty of rushing around and being anxious?  I think the birds in my yard would tell you that I race around like a crazy squirrel!  So, here's my challenge: Today - I'm going to ....
 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?  "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!  And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.  For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.  But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.  "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Luke 12:24-34
 
 
 

 

2 comments:

  1. This poem impressed me so much many years ago that I wrote it out by hand in green ink, decorated it with pictures of a robin and a sparrow cut out from Christmas cards and hung it on the wall. It accompanied our young marriage for several years. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Thanks YOU so much for reading my blog and for taking the time to comment! I agree, it's a beautiful poem! Have a great day!!

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