Lee’s Seven Word Sunday – 1/15/17

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Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) Close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

FELL ON HIS NECK, AND KISSED HIM

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“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (Luk 15:20 KJV)

Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) Close-up ©BirdPhotos.com

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More Daily Devotionals

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Birds of the Bible – Eurasian Jay?

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©© Pierre Dalous

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©© Pierre Dalous

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. (Psalms 145:4 NKJV)

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 NKJV)

How can an Eurasian Jay be a Bird of the Bible? Many times I have quoted the verse, in Job 12:17, about learning from the birds and now we have another bird we can learn from.  Focusing On Wildlife had an interesting article, Male Eurasian Jays Surprise Ornithologists.

Some quotes from the article:”The ability to disengage from our own desire to cater to someone else’s wishes is thought to be a unique feature of human cognition.” In their study, long story short, the male and female were fed different diets separate from each other. The male could watch the female eat, and when they were finally placed together, he would pick out her favorite food to get to her, even though his favorite was also there. “However, when the female’s desire differed from the male’s, then he took his partner’s wishes into account, often feeding her the food that she desired. This ability to ascribe to another individual an internal life-like one’s own and at the same time understand that the other’s internal, psychological states might differ from one’s own is called state-attribution.” “As humans, we ‘put ourselves into someone else’s shoes’ in order to respond to what the other person wants. Although we are biased by our own current desires,…”

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) by Robert Scanlon

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) by Robert Scanlon

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12 NKJV)

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; (Romans 12:10 NKJV)

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©WikiC

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©WikiC

Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. (Romans 14:19 NKJV)

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13 NKJV)

PAS-Corv Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)2 by Robert Scanlon

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 NKJV)

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NKJV)

The verses on this page should help us remember how we are supposed to put others first in our lives.

Is the Eurasian Jay a Bird of the Bible? I think so. How about you? Let us learn his lesson.

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) by Nikhil Devasar

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) by Nikhil Devasar

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, (Hebrews 10:24 NKJV)

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, (1 Peter 1:22 NKJV)

The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. Across its vast range, several very distinct racial forms look very different from each other, especially when forms at the extremes of its range are compared.

The bird is called jay, without any epithets, by English speakers in Great Britain and Ireland. It is the original ‘jay’ after which all others are named. (Wikipedia with editing)

The Jays belong to the Corvidae – Crows, Jays Family. There are 130 species in this family.

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©WikiC

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) ©WikiC

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; (1 Peter 3:8 NKJV)

Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:9 NKJV)

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11 NKJV)

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LoUiSiAnA oh LoUiSiAnA….

LoUiSiAnA oh LoUiSiAnA…. ~ by a j mithra

a j mithra has completed another video about the plight of the birds in Louisiana. Here is what he wrote on YouTube:

“The care and help shown by some amazing souls to clean and release the oil birds, inspired me to do this video… Though we live far away from Louisiana, on the other side of the globe, I still feel that, though not directly but indirectly I am also the reason for the disaster… We all have a part in the restoration of nature.. I have done what I could… What about you? Have you planned to do something for Louisiana? If you are not able to, at least you can pray and raise prayer warriors… Isn’t it?”

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10 KJV)

Also, he writes:

God asked Noah to take in every species with him in the Ark. For God knew that man’s survival is based on wild life.. If Noah had not taken them into the Ark, he wouldn’t have had a Raven or a Dove to check the water level.. Balaamt wouldn’t have had a donkey to speak to him.. Moses wouldn’t have met God in the burning bush while shepherding his flock… Samson wouldn’t have had a donkey’s jaw bone to kill thousand enemies…Elijah would have starved without a raven to feed him…Well, even our Lord Jesus wouldn’t have had a manger and He wouldn’t have had the chance of going for a donkey ride…

God wanted man to take care of wild life and that is why some of His commandments are as follows…

In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother’s, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.” (Deuteronomy 22:3-4)

If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. ” Deuteronomy 22:6-7

Pelican caught in the Oil Spill

Pelican caught in the Oil Spill


Every church in every nation is trying hard to reach as many souls as possible for the extension of God’s kingdom before this earth ceases to exist,,, If only the church could take initiative to create an awareness of the importance of preserving nature and if only the believers take part in it, we may not be able to stop this earth from destruction but we can postpone the inevitable.. Through which, we can reach more souls for the extension of God’s kingdom.. Will the church take their next step if not their first step towards restoration of nature?

Well, we may not have Biblical evidence to support my views.. I don’t care if someone says that it is not Biblical to postpone the closing down of the earth.. It is just out of selfishness and the thirst to reach more dying souls before the end of life on earth made me think this way…

When we all raise to restore the wild life, God would surely call us righteous.. Cos, God says, “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:… (Proverbs 12:10.)

Who knows? Maybe God may change His mind when two or more are gathered in His name for a righteous cause.. I would like to remind everyone about how Abraham stood before the Lord when God came down to destroy Sodom (Genesis Chapter 18) Let us take care of the wildlife like never before….

Regards,
Your’s in YESHUA,
a j mithra

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