The Birdbath Of God’s Love

“The Lord God is my strength , and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon high places. – Habakkuk 3:19

Recently I looked out the window and noticed a commotion in the bird bath. A blue Jay was taking a jubilant and unrestrained bath.  Water was splashing everywhere, and I wondered if there would be any left in the bath when he finished his procedure.

My question was soon answered as he flew away and a smaller bird took his place.  The delight of this bird seemed evident as the water sprayed here and there – going every where. There is no doubt that the larger bird made a bigger splash than the smaller bird, but they each enjoyed their special time in that birdbath.

As Christians step into the birdbath of God’s love and His truth, they will each make a splash upon the lives of others. The well know ones, such as famous evangelists, ministers and authors make a big splash as they share their faith and invite others into the joyous relationship with Jesus.

However, the splash of the little known Christian is just as important in God’s eyes. It is in  the life splash of each Christian mother that a child is nurtured in God’s love and acceptance.  It is in the splash of life where each Christian father exemplifies God’s love and forgiveness. And it may be in the example of either parent where God’s mercy is exhibited and His personal presence is shared.

It is wonderful that God uses all of us. Let us never forget that it is not the size of the splash that matters, it is the fact that we touch another in the Name and for the sake of Christ.

– – – written by Marion Smith