I look forward to Thursdays when I can publish thoughts on my spiritual journey and hear the thoughts of others on a weekly theme topic. It has become a space for an encouraging and fortifying community to come together. We welcome anyone who would like to join us!
For the next month and a half, we are writing about the Spiritual Journey Thursday community's One Little Words. We'd love for you to join us! If you have a OLW and would like us all to write about it, let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@muellerholly), and I will add you to our calendar.
This week, we are writing about Michelle Haseltine's One Little Word: FLY
Photo taken by my daughter, Katie.
I love birds. My family teases me a bit about it. And yet, they indulge me. My husband constructed a focal point of bird feeders in our perennial garden in the backyard, and my daughters have given me hummingbird feeders and bird-watching books for various special occasions. There is something so endearing about birds. They can be so innocent, so bright-eyed, so majestic, so symbolic. Apparently, I'm in good company with my affection for birds. God loves them, too. Did you know there are about 90 Bible verses that refer to birds? Here are some of my favorite:
"And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove." - Mark 1:10
Therefore, when I think of Michelle's word FLY in its spiritual realm, I think of how God cares for the sparrow and us so much more, bestows upon us the dove of the Holy Spirit, and ignites our strength so we can soar like the eagle.
Join us in upcoming link-ups about more OLWs!
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