Magpies are inquisitive and unafraid. Charismatic carollers whose wonderful warbles make them one of my favourite birds.
Magpies love a tasty morsel of meat. But I didn’t have any to offer this fellow who’d landed on my camping table. But he hung around anyway. 🙂
“Hello there magpie, what are you up to?” (yes, I talk to animals. So far they haven’t talked back 😉)
The absurdity…here I was talking to a bird when to my shame I’d failed to even say “Good morning” to God.
Until this magpie arrived I had been reading my Bible and enjoying a cup of tea. Sounds so spiritual, right? But my mind had been wandering from the moment I woke up. Here I was trying to catch up on my Bible reading but I wasn’t catching up with Him.
Convicted, I thanked God for the magpie and closed my bible to say “Good morning Lord”, and start the morning afresh.
I believe God sends little interruptions like this.
How about you?