Tuesday, April 17, 2007

what is your song?

This time of year our ears are treated to a symphony of bird songs as the many families of birds emerge from winter to meet, mate and proclaim control over territories.  We enjoy the sounds, which often have a crisp musical quality and the birds seem to be adding their announcement of new life to complement the visual spectacle of flowers and fresh spring leaves that defines the spring.  I read some fascinating information on bird songs: some birds have thousands of songs in their repertoire, male and female birds often have unique choruses that help them locate each other.  There are a few species of bird that can project sound up to four miles in distance!  One mystery that scientists haven't solved is why birds sing the most as dawn breaks.  Maybe we can help the scientists out....it just might be that the Lord has placed something like joy inside the bird to release songs of praise with the emergence of light and a brand new day!  Today in Virginia, as our hearts ache over children who have died senselessly, we are also grateful for a new day, reminding us that the Lord continues to renew His compassion on us all.  Today we may not feel like singing but we bow before our Lord and ask His comfort for all who are in the throes of pain from this loss.
Job 12:7 But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
       or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 
     8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
       or let the fish of the sea inform you.


Rob Smith

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