Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lost Bird

I was driving into Brentwood-Benson yesterday to write songs. I had just started to think and pray about my current spiritual situation. The last few days had been filled with this rampant attack on my mind. Temptation and distractions from ministry just started hitting me from every side. These lies came back to tempt me, calling me back to somewhere I had previously escaped from. Then I saw this sign in my neighborhood. “Lost Bird”. Wow. I do not own a pet, but of all the pets to own, I think birds might get the worst deal of all. The gift of flight is reduced to a caged existence lived only to amuse people in exchange for crackers and old newspaper. That bird is not lost, he’s free. I bet he sits up in a tree, reads that sign and laughs. He got his shot and took it…he’s free. He can fly again. He can see things from a higher place. He’s not coming back. Ever. Even though the old way of living might have been safer and more predictable, it was also the very thing that robbed him of who he was born to be. I’m not going back either…freedom is much too precious a gift to exchange for safety or comfort. I pray that when you see the sign with your name on it, calling you back to bondage, you laugh at it and savor the freedom of new life. “I have come that you might have life and have it to the full” John 10:10


Anonymous said...

Hey man
Thanks for coming to Pikeville NC this past Sat. We had a great time getting to know you guys and worshiping our God together. God bless you in all that you do. Take care.
Matt Bartlett

Lora said...

I hear a song being birthed even in your post about the freedom and the bird! Praise His Name!
I met you all when we lived in NC and were members at PBC. I've been listening to your Break the Silence CD this last week and it has been flat out worship for me. I'm a home school mama who has been waving the laundry and dancin' in the kitchen as your music brouht me before the throne. Praise Him!

Learning To Live said...


Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your music and your ministry at the Standing Room Only event on September 27. God did some awesome things in the hearts and lives of those teens... I appreciate your willingness to be a vessel that God can use for His glory.

God Bless,
Dwayne Nichols