Vulture or Cedar Waxwing? — Daily Meditation Moment

“I personally will take a shoot from the top of the towering cedar…it will grow putting out branches and fruit…. Birds of every sort and kind will live under it.” Ezekiel 17:23 (The Message Bible)

Today my grandson, Nate (almost four-years old), took a walk to enjoy the lovely New Jersey day. A few puffy clouds added a nice contrast to the blue sky. Below the clouds, we watched a large vulture soar in search of its next meal—perhaps a poor critter run over by a car.

Somewhere close to my daughter’s home, are nests of vultures. It amazes me how these huge birds can circle around the area for hours searching for their next meal. Vultures look nasty, and considering they eat from the carcass of dead animals, I consider them disgusting, too. I suppose I should thank God that he provided some kind of a live garbage disposal to clean up the poor dead animals of the planet. It is hard to imagine something as distinguishable as a Cedar Waxwing bird that stays close to the ground and feeds on fruit, sharing the same cedar tree.

The habits of birds are not that different from that of people—some soar in whatever they attempt; others hover close to the ground just getting by. Some people just make a lot of noise; others sing lovely songs.

Thank you, God, for creating branches wide enough for all inhabitants to dwell beneath them. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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