Welcome to Jean’s Bird House!
I am very new at this blogging, although I have enjoyed reading other’s blogs. Encouraged by a dear friend and sister to share through blogging here goes!
This may not be exactly what one would expect in a blog with this title, but hopefully as I begin to develop the conversation you will see this is no ordinary Bird house but that life in a Bird House can be filled with experiences God can use as very teachable moments, to say the least. For this Bird house doesn’t hang in a tree or sit on a pole in the yard but is a home filled with much activity and many memories found here, and in other Bird Houses over the years.
It is a place where children and grandchildren come and go and come back again and where strangers have been entertained. Some have come for a short time and then were gone, and some remained and became good friends. But none have come by coincidence for all were opportunities for blessings sent by God even though we may not have recognized the blessing at the time.
We have shared in both laughter and tears; struggles and times of contentment; victories and defeats. We have worked through many of lifes challenges together and shared in many of lifes blessings all because of Christ’s presence in our lives.
We should not hesitate to help or extend hospitality to strangers–for sometimes the strangers we’re helping turn out to have been sent by God. We never know through whom God will speak to our lives, so we should never turn down an opportunity to use our homes to serve.
Now I can tell you this has not always been my attitude and because of that I have probably missed out on some real blessing opportunities for others and myself. But as I yield to the Father’s will (sometimes more slowly than others) and serve in obedience those He brings to the Bird House, there will always be blessings in spite of and even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances.
Each new day brings opportunities to extend ourselves to others, and I often get too busy to even see the need right in front of me. My prayer is for God to open my eyes to see the needs and to supply me with what I need to accomplish those things He has ordained for me to do in His plan and for His glory.
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Heb. 13:2