Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Try. Try. Try. Try. Try. Succeed!

So....this is what has been going on outside my front door for the last month. A robin has been trying and trying to build a nest on the top of one of the pillars. Here is a picture of his failed efforts:
You might be thinking, "Don't you ever sweep your front porch?" Yes. But not that corner--not for the last month. Because I had a feeling that that pile of failed attempts would be a sweet image once that bird had some success.
And he did! We have watched that bird fly back and forth with pine straw, sticks, and other junk, only to see it all fall off that tiny ledge into the pile of defeat--but then...success! I don't know how he got it to work, but there is a nest up there. And pretty soon, new life will inhabit that nest.
Would you have it in you to try at the same thing over and over and over and over and OVER and OVER when it seemed the outcome would ever change? Would I?

Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9

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