God’s Joy – in a Bird

While I was praying this morning a bird kept singing outside my window. It sounded so joyful. As I listened and enjoyed the song, it made me realize that God even gives joy to birds – birds that, as Scripture sometimes describes the animals, “as having no understanding.” (e.g. the ostrich in Job 39:13-17)

We know that birds and animals feel fear. Just try to get near one, and they’ll flee. We know God put that in them too (Gen. 9:2), for their own good. But when there’s no threat, they can even feel joy. What an amazing thing to realize that God made them to have emotions too. That little bird sounded so happy, just singing away.

And it made me happy. In God.

It reminded me that even my joy, in listening to a joyful song of a joyful bird, was a joyful gift from God to me. Both my joy and the bird’s joy are God’s gift to us both. What a joyful God we must have! Isn’t that encouraging? It is to me, because it sure did deepen my worship of my loving Lord this morning.

Published by Scott W. Kay

II serve as the pastor of Grace Church in Alpharetta, GA. I have previously pastored a church in Texas and another in Georgia. My wife and I have four children. I earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Criswell College in Dallas, TX (1994), and then a Master of Divinity in 2006 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2006).

3 thoughts on “God’s Joy – in a Bird

  1. Thank you for sharing that. I could almost feel your smile. Very nice!

    I can look at the beauty of a flower that God has made and I am in awe of Him and thankful for my site to see it.

  2. On Divorce.
    I listen to Chuck Smith and the other Calvary pastors on the radio. They teach that fornication (PORNEIA) is adultery in Matthew 5 and 19. But 1 Cor. 7:2, there Fornication is defined as sex before marriage. Its root is prostitution, harlotry, and whoredom. Flee fornication, stop consorting with harlots. Paul says to avoid fornication, get married. Not, to avoid adultery, get married. Two different words, but divorced pastors want fornication to mean adultery, so they can use the exception clause as the rule and divorce their wives or husbands.

    Also fornication (Porneia) and adultery (Moicheia) are used together to denote different sins in numerous verses. I heard Chuck Smith told a woman who had been divorced 2 times, that Biblically she could marry again a third time. It makes me sad to see the fruit of their teaching and the sheep they lead into adultery, contrary to Jesus who said, Whoso divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery.

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