Good June All,
Yes, Summer is here.
It is time to get the lawnmowers started, the garden planted, and the flowers out to spruce up the neighborhood. The mosquitos are flying, the wood ticks are crawling, and yes, they are plentiful. Oh, the joys of summer!
Last night I was sitting in the recliner looking out the window and saw a hummingbird fly up to the glass. Now this hummingbird looked different than the ones we had around the house last year. I yelled to Stephanie in the other room, “The hummingbirds look like they are hungry.” So, she finished what she was doing, hopped online, and looked for the sugar-water recipe; here is what it said; “1 cup of sugar to 4 parts of water.” I asked her, “What did it say?”
Why not just say, “1 cup of sugar and 4 cups of water?”
We had a little chuckle and maybe scratched our heads at what was written.
So, Stephanie mixes the food and fills the two feeders.
We hung one on the picture window under the lean-too, and the second we hung on the shepherd’s hook just outside the smaller window of the house. We do this so we can watch them. Within a minute, the hummingbird was sitting on top of the shepherd’s hook, looking at his meal. He ate, flew off, and came back for more.
What can we learn from this?
We can learn that all God’s creatures, even us, need to care for each other.
We get inundated with worldly things that pull us away from Godly things.
We are all called to be Children of God.
And how do we do that?
By doing these three things:
- Believe in God through Christ.
- Have Hope in God through Christ.
- To love God as He has loved you.
Disciples, as summer begins, take time away from those worldly things, take time to ground yourself with nature, and reconnect with God. Look at the clouds, bear witness to His name, and show others the true meaning of His love.
Remember, summer is only 12 short weeks; that is not much time.
See you all in church.
Pastor Greg Leslie