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The Bird Also Has Found a House

May 19, 2014

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Sparrow

The Bird  Also  Has Found  a House

Sometimes,  in our sorrows  and troubles,  we deeply long  for a place  of rest  and refreshment.     We might even wish  we were  in heaven  right then  as we think  of all that is good  in our heavenly home.     And then,  there are times  when a person might wonder  if they will ever  reach heaven.     Some might feel  rather unworthy  as they consider  all their earthly problems  that never seem  to get resolved.

But,  the writer  of Psalm 84  had a reassuring thought.     He appreciatively wrote  in Psalm 84:3-4,

The bird also  has found  a house,
And the swallow  a nest  for herself,  where she may  lay her young,
Even Thine altars,  O LORD  of hosts,
My King  and my God.
How blessed  are those  who dwell  in Thy house!
They  are ever praising Thee.

We might feel  a bit lonesome  for heaven  —  or unworthy  of heaven  —  but,  even the birds  have a place  to nest  near the  altars  of God.     Supposedly,  in man’s imagination,  birds are unimportant  in the scheme  of things.     But,  in all  of God’s creation,  they too  are beloved  by their Creator.

So,  we consider  our position  in this life.     The Lord Jesus  suffered and died  to redeem  the likes  of us  from eternal damnation  —  unworthy though we be.     And then  we think about how Jesus was  as He went about preaching  on earth.     He did not just hang out with the elite  in society.    Rather,  He preached  to the common people.     His disciples  were basically fishermen.     He grew up  in the home  of a carpenter.     Matthew 4:24  tells us,

And the news  about Him  went out  into all Syria;  and they brought  to Him  all who were ill,  taken with various diseases  and painsdemoniacsepilepticsparalytics;  and He healed them.

This verse doesn’t even mention   the lepers  whom He touched and healed.     The untouchables  were beloved.     Just think about  how those possessed   by demons  of every sort  were loved  and helped.     Every critter  in creation  is beloved  and cared for  —  even all the stars and planets.     So,  what does  that teach us?     Can we not know  that we,  too,  are beloved  —  really beloved,  because  we have been  redeemed?

When we let our hearts  turn to God  our Savior,  we abide  in Him  and let Him  abide in us.     Then  we will be  “ever praising”  our Creator  and Redeemer.     We will be  “ever praising”  because we will  humbly realize  just how beloved  we really are.

Realizing God’s grace  towards each  of us  as an individual  —  with all our personal problems  and foibles,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for giving us  a place  even  in Your heart.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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