Bird with a String

Last Friday I dropped the boys off at Grandma and Grandpa's house and was about to pull onto the main road when I saw something a bit strange. It was a bird with the longest string/piece of grass/ribbon kind of thing I have ever seen being pulled by a bird of that size. It truly was a struggle for the bird to make it high enough into the air to land for a rest on the electric wire.

By now you know that things odd things like this hit me in funny ways, so please humor me!

This past week was rough. It was busy, hectic and Caleb ran a fever and had a really hurt throat according to his reports. I was feeling a bit drained by Friday. We still had to harvest for the market, get all packed up, work in the hoops and then Saturday, Market Day was still in front of us.

That is when I waw the bird struggling upward with this oversized string. It resonated within me that I and so many other humans are just like that bird. That string was probably intregal in the nest making process and so the bird needed it, but it was struggling with everyday life things at that particular moment. I do that. ALOT. My problem is that my string is not unusually big, I just tend to make it longer than it is in my mind.

One thing at a time. Eat the elephant one bite at a time. God is our helper and He wants to carry part of my elongated string of life duties if I will only ask Him. That has become a priority of mine. To ask Him for help. I cannot do this life thing alone and it seems I do it much more cheerfully and effectively when I ask for God's help.

We are God's workmanship. Created in Christ Jesus to do good works. I am convinced that is why we are all here, for good things even if we struggle a bit from time to time.

Have a super week!
Julie

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