I read, “The red belly robin is another important bird in Christianity. Legend has it that the robin got its red belly from a fire in which it was trying to protect Jesus. The robin represents selflessness for a higher truth (or love).”
Genesis 1:20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”
April 17, 2021 I shared here a Robin’s nest with eggs right outside my window. My heart beamed with love. I nurtured the nest with quiet and unfettered care hoping to do my part to see the unveiling of baby Robbins and the virgin flight as they fly across the vault of the sky.
A mystery, yes a mystery and a delight for my eyes and hopefully a passion for higher truth and love. 💟 Tammy Holton
4 thoughts on “A reveal of Tammy’s baby Robins”
Tammy, I have watched your love for God’s creatures since your Robin’s nest find with her eggs waiting to be revealed and change the landscape in the sky! I have often seen your nurturing spirit in various walks of life and your God given gift enjoined with the Spirit of God to give life.
This scripture has me thinking of how we care for humans, animals and plants in God’s Kingdom as we often pray from The Lord’s Prayer, The Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven:
“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
—1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)
Thanks for sharing, Sara. I looked up the footnotes for 1 Peter 1. My NLT Bible provides the footnotes for verses 14-16…..”The God of Israel and of the Christian church is holy–he sets the standard for morality. Unlike the Roman gods, he is not warlike, adulterous, or spiteful. Unlike the gods of the pagan cults popular in the first century, he is not bloodthirsty or promiscuous. He is a God of mercy and justice who cares personally for each of his followers. Our holy God expects us to imitate him by following his high moral standards and by being both merciful and just. Peter’s words mean that all parts of our lives and character should be in the process of becoming conformed, both inwardly and outwardly, to God’s standards. After people commit their lives to Christ, they sometimes still feel a pull back to their old ways. Peter tells us to be like our heavenly Father–holy in everything we do. Holiness means being totally devoted or dedicated to God, set aside for his special use and set apart from sin and its influence. We’re to be set apart and different, not blending in with the crowd, yet not being different just for the sake of being different. God’s qualities in our lives make us different. Our focus and priorities must be his. All this is in direct contrast to our old ways (1:14). We cannot become holy on our own, but God gives us his Holy Spirit to help us obey and to give us power to overcome sin. Don’t use the excuse that you can’t help slipping into sin. Rely on God’s power to free you from sin’s grip.” Woe…..that is some important stuff, isn’t it?
Tammy, so wonderful to be able to see the progression of the nest eggs and now the robin babies now in their nest! And right on a very special ledge/place near your observation window.
It reminds me of this verse from Psalm 84:3:
“The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.”
When I looked up one meaning of altar it said this, “often used figuratively to describe a thing given great or undue precedence or value”. That sure ties in with what Sara wrote, …. “Tammy, I have watched your love for God’s creatures…”
So great to see this example and how it ties in to Sara’s scripture, “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
Yes, Debi, it is “wonderful to be able to see the progression of the nest eggs and now the robin babies now in their nest.” I am enjoying seeing how the mother Robin takes great care of her little ones. Thanks for sharing the Scripture from Psalm 84. I could not find footnotes for verse 3, but the NLT does have footnotes for verse 1 and 4…..”The writer longed to get away from the bustling world to meet God inside his dwelling place, his holy Temple. We can meet God anywhere, at any time. but we know that going into a church building can help us step aside from the busy mainstream of life so we can quietly meditate and pray. We find joy and strength not only in the prayers, music, lessons, and sermons but also in fellowshipping with other believers in a special place.” The corona virus in the past year has caused many churches to cease gathering together, to worship the Lord. I pray that in the coming days, this virus will be gone, and we as Christians will be able to gather together across this nation and other nations, to worship the Lord.