I love birds!! Living on an 85 acre farm, surrounded by over 27 acres of woods, I’ve spotted 37 different birds that make their home here. And there are more I hope to be able to identify. Birds are easy to recognize by their markings, their songs, or their antics, like the Grosbeak at my kitchen window feeder. Though he has a mouth full of suet, you can still see the thickness of his beak, but what makes him identifiable as a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, are the red feathers below his neck. There is simply no mistaking him for any other bird. His is an outward characteristic that is immediately noticeable, which made me wonder about our role in society as Christians.
Do our characteristics and traits, and the way we conduct ourselves make us identifiable as ones who follow Jesus Christ? Are we in the world but not of it? Are we set apart unto holiness? We don’t have to be in bondage by adhering to a strict code of dress or lifestyle for people to see that we follow a different set of standards. Just something to ponder . . .
In His Love,