Daily Devotional

Not a Hummingbird?


A beautiful purple finch was trying desperately to drink from our hummingbird feeder. Watching it furiously flap its wings in an attempt to maintain an airborne drinking position, I said, “Don’t you know you’re not a hummingbird?” Eventually the finch hurried to secure footing on a nearby tree branch. It seemed to have realized that it could not hover like a hummingbird.

Observing this finch caused me to ask myself, “How often do I attempt to be, or wish to be, something or somebody I am not?” No matter how much I have wished I had the wood-crafting talent ...

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