Avian And Attributes – Unreprovable
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) ©WikiC
“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” (Colossians 1:21-22 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Unreproveable
Col_1:22 (a) This word has a very interesting meaning for the Christian. It means that there will be no final examinations at the end of the journey. Our Lord JESUS is so effective in His work in the soul that the person is completely prepared in this life for the entrance into GOD’s presence. The Christian does not get an examination, when he dies, to see where he is going. That point is settled the moment JESUS CHRIST becomes the Lord and the Saviour of the believer.
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) Juvenile ©Chris Jimenez – Macaulay Library
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl
The unspotted saw-whet owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) is a small owl. It is a resident breeder in the highlands of Central America from southern Mexico south to western Panama, mainly above 2500 m. it has occasionally been considered conspecific with the northern saw-whet owl.
This nocturnal bird breeds in open mountain forests, in both the cloud forest and the higher oak woodland, laying its eggs in a tree hole. It takes rodents, shrews and other small mammals as its main prey, but will also feed on birds, bats and insects.
The unspotted saw-whet owl is a small, dumpy, short-tailed and broad-winged owl, 18 cm long and weighing 80 g. It is dark brown above with white markings on the wings. The underparts are unstreaked buff, becoming darker on the upper chest and facial disc. The head is large, with yellow eyes and a white-edged facial disc. The flight is fluttery and agile.
The voice of the unspotted saw-whet owl is a series of rhythmic toots. Reports of this owl at lower altitudes are invariably due to the extremely similar call of an Anotheca tree frog.
The scientific species name is for the American ornithologist Robert Ridgway.
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) ©Knut Eisermann – Macaulay Library
(Strigidae – Owls Family) (Unspotted Saw-whet Owl – Wikipedia)
Jam_1:27 (b) This is a picture of the defilement which the Christian may encounter during his day’s duties as he mingles and mixes in a world filled with sin. The Lord would have us guard our lives daily lest we be contaminated by the evils that surround us.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27 KJV)
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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]