The Blue Jays like the sunflower seeds and will dig for them. When they find one they work at cracking it open and then enjoy eating. They are also the watch dog of the feeder. Since they have come the blackbirds stay away.
The Cardinal eats just about anything in the feeder. They don’t make much of a mess when they eat. Also the male cardinal will find a good seed and feed it to the female.
When the Wren and Sparrow eat they throw seeds everywhere. They also seem to eat just about any seed in the feeder. They also eat a lot for a small bird.
Doves eat the food that has fallen on the ground. They do a great job of cleaning up the fallen seed.
At some point in our lives we need to be like all of these birds. Like the Blue Jay we need to dig for the choice seed, crack it open, and enjoy eating. We should also guard what we know and learn, stand up for the truth of God’s word.
Just like the Cardinal be willing to learn from the whole bible. Then share the choice seed that we find with those individuals that need it. We also need to be the one to receive that choice seed from someone else. Forming a relation where you can share a heart seed is important in our learning and our walk with the Lord.
The Wren and Sparrow get in there and start eating and telling what he has learned to anyone that will listen. He doesn’t worry about where it falls. Am I willing to share my faith with anyone; family, friend, neighbor and even someone I don’t know? Planting the seed is all the Holy Spirit requires, he will do the rest.
Finally the Dove, who eats the seeds that the others have left on the ground. We need to learn from others. Pastor Howard said a couple of Sundays ago that we all need to study God’s word for ourselves but we still need to learn from others that we know are scripturally sound. It is a good way to keep us sound in the word. It also helps us see things in a fresh light, a new insight.
We all need to be a little like all these birds. We need to study the Bible, so we can crack the hard things, share the choice morsel, and learn from others. We need to stand up for God’s Word and not be afraid to share with whoever God puts in our path.