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Singing His Praise


I’ve been listening and watching the birds a lot lately.
Know what they do?
Early in the morning, even before the sun rises, they sing.
They almost sing up the sun.

It doesn’t matter if their song doesn’t match the beauty of other birds around them either. 
They don’t compare or complain with what they don’t have.
The crow sings as loudly as the songbird.

I could envy the birds—able to fly without baggage.
No wading through security lines, and jostling with luggage, just a simple flap of their wings and they are airborne.
They carry only what they need for that trip.
They make many trips when they build their nests or feed their young. 
Busy. Busy. Busy.

Yet, they have time to sing.
They take time to sing. 
Regardless of how busy or hungry their little ones are.
In the morning, they sing.
In the afternoon, they still sing.
As the rays of the sun disappeared over the horizon, they were quiet.
They did rest.

They live one day at a time.
But always praise their Creator first and throughout their day, regardless of what they must do.

Why did the Creator instilled praise into His creation, yet His highest creation, man, He allowed the choice to praise Him?
By giving man choice, man can also show his love and devotion.
Without choice, they only follow rules.
Birds can’t help but praise Him.
We must choose.
A choice that should be obvious.
But we get busy.
We have important things to do.
We forget.
But the birds continue to sing praise.

What a reminder, when we stop to listen, of what we should do—
To the God of all creation, Who has made the birds sing praise to Him, 
yet done so much more for us.
Praise Him.


What reminds you to choose to sing His Praise?
 

This morning I had such a time of praise to God for His great love for me and His marvelous gift of a loving, caring husband. I feel SO blessed, just can't help but "praise God from whom all blessings flow."

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