May 16, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, May 16.
When we moved to our place just east of Tenaha, Texas, there was an old hummingbird feeder hanging on the back porch. I cleaned it out, filled it with sugar water, hung it back up, and sat back and waited for the hummingbirds. That was four years ago... and I'm still waiting.
Well, at least until two weeks ago. My sister and brother-in-law visited from San Antonio, and came bearing a gift, a deluxe hummingbird feeder from Walmart. And I guess that's what the birds were waiting for, because a few hours later we saw our first little green visitor, and now there are two.
I've enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching them. And even though there are five little flower feeders - and just two birds - they're constantly competing with each other, worrying about how much sweet nectar the other's getting - when there's plenty to go around!
When I drove to Oklahoma last week, I probably passed something like 200 churches. And I wonder how many of those churches are worried about how well the church down the street is doing, instead of focusing on the needy people all around them.
People who need encouragement. People who need prayer. People who need the love of Christ. God forgive us for competing with other churches, when there's plenty to go around.
Meet you back here tomorrow,