Where the birds make their nests; (Psalms 104:17a NKJV)
This week’s birds have interesting names. Weavers do exactly what the name implies. The Lord created them with the ability to take grasses plus other material and weave their nest. Some can be quite a masterpiece. Also in the family of 109 species are the Malimbus, Quelea, Fody, Bishops, and the Widowbird. When A J Mithra was writing for the blog, before he went on to be with the Lord, he wrote four devotionals about these birds. (See Below)
This family’s species “are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills, most of which are from Sub-Saharan Africa, with fewer species in tropical Asia. A few species have been introduced outside their native range. The weaver group is divided into the buffalo, sparrow, typical, and widow weavers. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season.” (Wikipedia)
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work. (Exodus 35:35 KJV) (bolding mine)
That verse tells about the abilities that the Lord gave those who were going to work on the Tabernacle. They had been filled with wisdom that the Lord had put in their hearts. The same great Creator gave these Weaver birds a wisdom to do this weaving. What a Great God We Serve.
“Jesus What A Might Name” – Pastor Jerry w/Choir and Orchestra
Ploceidae – Weavers, Widowbirds
Ploceidae – Wikipedia
Articles by A J Mithra:
- Red-billed Quelea – Unity Unplugged by a j mithra
- Baya Weaver – The Model Church by ajmithra
- Birds the Engineers… by ajmithra
- Master Builder’s Master Builders by ajmithra
Oh my goodness, how patient they have to be to get those nests built. Each of those threads he was adding was so thin and tiny that it must take hours and hours — and of course he kept stopping to check what was going on around him. I hope once they take that long to build a home they get to live in it a long time before they have to abandon it. It gives a whole new meaning to being patient and careful to take time and get our work done excellently, no matter how long it takes.