There they all are again! UG! I do not like grackles. They chase away all the nice birds, all the pretty birds. I stomped around my kitchen fretting about the attendees at my bird feeder.
God quietly reminded me that grackles need to be fed also. Not all the birds he created are “pretty” as I have determined them to be. This made me think about my attitude with folks in church, committees, and social groups.
We all can’t be the pretty robins, goldfinches, and orioles. There needs to be a variety of beauty throughout. God sees beauty differently than we do. He looks in on the heart.
Outwardly we can have all the right clothes to wear, makeup, accessories and say all the right “christiany” things, but it means nothing. God wants our hearts and actions to be in step with his kingdom.
Do you have grackles around you? Maybe at work or church? Perhaps serving WITH you on a committee? God gives us the strength to live and work with the grackles in our lives. Grackles are important and serve a purpose. They have their own special beauty, we just have to get to know them.
-Appreciating the grackles at my bird feeder and in my life along with you.-Michele
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.