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  • The Ugly Bird House

    1 posts, 1 voices, 862 views, started Jul 7, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      The Ugly Birdhouse  

      Galatians 5:22

                "That is one ugly birdhouse, " I thought, as I took my early
      morning walk on a new route. "Wonder why the people who own that
      property don't do something to spruce the drab birdhouse up? They could
      sand and paint it, or decoupage a scene on it...something, for goodness
      sake!" Just as I was mulling over all these constructive critical
      thoughts in my mind(!), a beautiful bluebird flew out of the above
      mentioned birdhouse. He soared off into the air, with the beauty of his
      open wings in full display.

                The unattractive appearance of the birdhouse made no
      difference to that little bird. He saw an appealing place to make his
      home - to build his nest- and he entered it and did so. Inside the
      wooden house, the nest is intricately woven and is made of twigs, leaves
      and a variety of other materials from nature.  

                Do you know God wants to build His nest of love inside our
      hearts? The exterior appearance doesn't matter to Him- whether we are
      spruced up and beautiful or dried out and weather beaten. When God
      looks at you, or me, or any of His children, He sees a wonderful place
      to make His home. He wants to bring us all His attributes, and will
      build a tightly woven nest of love in our hearts. He will take twigs of
      compassion, love, joy, patience, , peace, gentleness, kindness, goodness
      and self control, and weave them into a wonderful love nest for our
      hearts to dwell in. The best component of God's love is forgiveness. He
      weaves that twig of forgiveness throughout the entire nest, holding it
      together. He is ready to forgive all our sins, and this forgiveness we
      receive allows us to soar to the heights of a personal relationship with
      Him.

                I am so glad God chooses His dwelling place in the hearts of
      all.... Not just those with polished exterior appearances. For outward
      appearances and beauty will fade, but the love the Lord has for us never
      will.



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