Sea Gulls


They are smart. They know how to eat well. They go after people food.

Pam and I spent a getaway weekend in Pacific Grove. While we were having breakfast at the poolside cafe, sea gulls came up to our bay window to show off and beg for food.

These two beautiful birds were immaculately dressed in their white and gray outfits. Strutting up and down in front of us they captured our attention.

At first they began posturing, then squawking very very loudly, and next they even pecked on the window glass. Oh yes, one of them even pooped in front of us!

I think it was a learned behavior in order to get a plate of food or at least blueberry muffins from vacationers who were duly entertained by these extrovert "birdbrains".

Now we didn't feed the birds, but the Bible says God does. Matthew 6:26 NLT "Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food into barns because your heavenly Father feeds them."

Jesus point about the birds? "You are far more valuable to Him than birds are." Don't worry about the necessities of life. When you trust Him He will give you all you need.

When we went to the coast, Pam and I needed rest, time alone together, and time to enjoy nature again. We also needed a lesson from the sea gulls.

Perhaps Jesus message is also helpful to you. Matthew 6:33 NLT "And He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern."