Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Birding (or, as some still call it, "birdwatching") is a reflection of life - 90% logical, 10% bizarre.

This year's migration is a great example. Late winter weather slowed down migration, so many birds throughout April have been 7-10 days late in arrival.

But not all - single Gray Catbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brown Thrasher and few others - have arrived early in Mille Lacs County - some as much as three weeks.

Much of life is structured and predictable - projects are planned & executed, meetings reach anticipated results, discussions with family go well - but then the 10% happens - and a deer runs into your car, or the IRS disagrees with your tax return, or people respond positively to a poor sermon....

And it's in the 10% that God becomes more obvious. Certainly He is present for all 100%, but we miss Him in the routine.

If the 10% didn't occur, perhaps we would miss Him completely.

1 comment:

Qtpies7 said...

The bizarre does tend to open the door, but I am glad it doesn't happen all the time!