As a writer, there is a time to write and there is a time to set the keyboard aside and give your brain some space. For me when this happens, I go on walks. I used to enjoy running, but two foot surgeries have converted me into a walking enthusiast. I normally put on my headphones and enjoy some uplifting tunes, but this Saturday morning I tried something different. I went without my headphones. To be honest, it was because I couldn’t find my headphones, but organization skills will have to be a topic for another blog post. And probably one that I would not be qualified to write.
But today on my walk, I listened. And I heard the birds. They were singing their hearts out, praising the Creator who fashioned them into the exact beings he meant for them to be. They were not worried. They were not anxious nor fearful. They were not striving to accomplish overwhelming tasks nor keep up with an impossible schedule. They were at peace.
Learning from the Birds of the Air
The Bible talks about how we are to learn life lessons from the birds. Matthew 6:26 says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Today I was reminded that God loves me. He created me with the exact design he wanted for me. He will take care of me. I can rest in those truths and praise him. And my soul will find peace.
What lessons can you learn from the birds?
What do you do when your writing brain needs a rest?
Mindy Baker, author of Mouse’s Christmas Gift, Zonderkidz 2018, resides in Indiana with her family where she is a high school Spanish teacher. Through her writing, she hopes to plant seeds of truth in the hearts of her readers. Starting in Spring 2023, she will have contributions in several upcoming Guideposts publications including Pray a Word a Day Volume 2 and Signs and Wonders. She also publishes a bi-weekly mini-magazine called Make the Time, helping parents, teachers, and caregivers connect with the children in their lives using books. She collaborates on the websites www.readdiscussdo.com,www.christianchildrensauthors.com, and with the quarterly newsletter Talking Story. You can connect with Mindy online using this link.