A Glory Seed Devotional
A Squirrely Story...
Outside our front window Iíve place a plastic try mounted on a piece of plastic pipe for the purpose of feeding the birds and squirrels. I use a mixture of wild bird seed, kernels of corn, and sunflower seeds. During the winter months it was a pretty popular spot even now thereís usually a bird, a squirrel, or a little chipmunk that comes once in a while.
Thereís one particular squirrel that frequents my eatery Iíve named Squirrely because he or she seems to be friendlier then the other 2 or 3 squirrels that come around. Squirrely will sit on the window sill and look in our living room there are even times when he or she will look right at me (my lazy boy is about 3 feet from the window) as if to say, ďGary, thanks for feeding us. Youíre a real hero.Ē (Iíve added he hero part.)
I think Squirrely may be a Godly squirrel, I know that sounds ridiculous after all animals donít have the capacity to believe in God or do they? Hereís why I think Squirrely is a little different than the other squirrels that come to partake of my wildlife cuisine. Squirrely is the only squirrel that will allow birds to come and eat with him he even lets the other squirrels eat at the same time. Thereís a black squirrel (I call him Blackie) and thereís a (I think) a red squirrel (I call him Little Red) and they will chase the birds away and will not let them eat with them.
One squirrel that is thankful, friendly, and shares two other squirrels that donít stop and say thanks, are unfriendly, and are selfish now you be the judge. As I watch the critters fly in and climb in my wildlife cafť I canít help but see the likeness between those who frequent it and the world in which we live. Do animals and birds have any idea of a Creator? Probably not but we do and we also believe that they are part of Godís world just as we are and as Divinely appointed Caretakers of the world we are also to be Caretakers of the birds, animals, plants, and planet.
Iíve learned a lot not only about birds and squirrels since putting out the eatery for them Iíve also learned that God not only takes care of them (through me) he also takes care of me. Iíve also learned a lot about myself and about the world we live in. I often wonder are the birds and animals like us in how they treat each other or are we like the birds and animals.
The world will only be at Shalom (Peace) when we Caretakers seek, recapture and re-empower the Spirit of the Garden of Eden in our hearts and live accordingly.
It is the Spirit who gives life!
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.*
Grace and SHALOM (PEACE),
*Galatians 5:25 KJV