What We Learn from Birds
(Posted August 12, 2022)
(Photo courtesy of Tim Koch.)
Reverend Jean-Fritz Guerrier notes that the very first chapter of the Bible talks about birds. Rev. Jean-Fritz will lead our communion service on Sunday.
He also notes that Shakespeare associates birds with love, and that Emily Dickinson notes that singing birds represent hope in our lives, as shown in this passage from “Hope” is the Thing with Feathers.
“’Hope’ is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all …”
What a Bird Can Teach You
Birds are a sign of life, Rev. Jean-Fritz said, and another proof that a new season has come. Humans who have observed birds have created a number of inventions or improvements to our lives, including aircraft, building materials and even small spy planes. Birds have mastered migration long before humans came up with the concept of a global positioning system (GPS).
Especially important, birds teach us that if we have faith, God will allow us to fly over our issues. We may have to live our everyday lives with unwanted struggles. However, we all must know by faith that, one day, we will reach our destiny.