Look At Me!

7 Apr

It’s nice to gasp once in awhile, to just stand awe-struck at sudden and unexpected beauty.
Do you think he knows that he’s above average?  What does he think when he lands on a tree limb next to a common sparrow?
I’d like to believe that he is not a feathered show-off,
but that he’s comfortable in his own skin, so to speak.  We have
enough show-offs in the world these days.  Sometimes they
wear Wall St. attire, sometimes political faces (usually two),
or helmets and shoulder pads, even clerical finery.

But there are folks around who have grown their humility
taller than their pride.  Even with the finest looks or the biggest
bank accounts, they’d rather watch a parade than be in one.
It seems to me that on any given day, humility is in short supply
and yet it is one of the principal ingredients of the Christian faith.

Lots of wild flowers along the roadways now, but I’ve not seen one
of them hold up a sign and say “Look at ME!”  They are content to be beautiful without making a big deal of it.  Lillies of the field…birds of the air…what did Jesus say about those lillies?
“…even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.”
Now, that’s a high compliment. 

So for all of us who are beautiful…on the inside if not on the outside…don’t flaunt it.  You might bump into my friend above
and that’s pretty stiff competition. Opt for humility.

3 Responses to “Look At Me!”

  1. Carol April 7, 2020 at 9:57 pm #

    Well said, in my humble opinion.😂 Shalom

  2. gz April 8, 2020 at 8:54 am #

    The Lord and humility have held me in good stead. P.S. Interestingly, when your pictured friend is in captivity, he tends to lose his vermillion coloration.

  3. Frank Griffith September 19, 2021 at 7:32 am #

    This is the last day for Karen and Stan Hustad to be in Saddlebrooke, and the first Sunday for Tim to be here since his promotion. We will celebrate by having Cinnamon Rolls, I relally hope to see you there.

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