This Sermon's for the Birds
- Written by Pete Phelan Pete Phelan
We have five bird feeders outside the bay window that faces the back of our property, and many times a day we watch the birds for entertainment. I say this as a prelude to the following. I usually pray about a particular scripture and rely on the Holy Spirit to deliver a sermon for Sunday morning.
Yesterday’s (12/15/19) sermon was taken from John chapter one. As I prayed about it, a vision came to me about a little red bird hitting the bay window, falling to the ground, and lying on the ground dead. I picked up the bird and placed it in a small box with the intent of disposing of it later. When that later time came, I opened the box, removed the bird to lay it in the field and let nature take care of it. While holding the bird, I was distracted by something, and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a slight flicker. I focused on the bird and it stirred and flew away. I immediately realized that I had to include the ascension of our Lord, Acts 1: 9-11, in the sermon. You see, everyone was looking forward to the arrival of the Messiah. He came, was rejected, died on the cross, was resurrected, and ascended into Heaven to come again.
We just celebrated Christmas with all of its’ pageantry, and we’re looking forward to Easter. But, do we realize that He is coming back to judge the quick and the dead? Are we serving Him as our Master? Is He our life blood? How are you going to live this gift of 2020? Jesus is alive!
Just listening to the birds.
On the Inside, Pete.