Some of the birds perch on the feeder and eat. When they do, inevitably seeds scatter to the ground. The ground birds, doves, pigeons and the like, waddle in to eat the seeds that have fallen into the grass. Everyone is happy. Then it’s all used up.
The next morning, it seems as if they are lined up in the trees, waiting for me to come with my cup of seed.
Can’t we relate this to God’s mercy and blessings which are new every morning? He presents us each day with a full cup. In fact, in Psalm 23 it says that cup runs over. How abundant are the blessings and mercies of the Lord.
It is up to us to receive those mercies and blessings as seeds of His love that can nourish us. But do we, or do we flit by in search of what we think we are hungry for? What will fill us up – fame, promotions, accolades from our peers?
As we peck into our daily allotment of blessings and mercies, some will inevitably spread to others who need the love of Christ as well. That’s okay. As followers of Jesus we are supposed to do that. There is more than enough for us, and whoever GOd brings to us during our day. Spread the love. Be merciful, and bless others with your talents.
In the morning when you rise, anticipate (with humble thankfulness) God’s overflowing cup once again. It will be there.