This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

This redheaded woodpecker is a beautiful sight to behold.  We actually have several different woodpeckers that frequent the property around our house and the neighbor’s, and they are entertaining to watch.  This one, for instance, was making quite a bit more racket than what I would normally hear.  So, I looked to see why.  And as you can tell, the bird was pecking on a plastic and metal television satellite dish!  No wonder it was making a racket!

My first thought was that the bird is crazy!  But the more I think about it, the more I wonder if it knew something I didn’t.  Surely there was a reason for his satellite dish knocking rant.  Surely there were bugs or worms or something hiding in the cracks or around the base.  Surely the bird had seen something to make the work worthwhile.

As a Christian in today’s world, folks will see you, and they might even hear your racket, but most certainly they will at times think you’ve lost your mind.  But what they don’t know is what they don’t see.  They don’t see Jesus, so they can’t see why we work for Him.  They don’t know the Lord, so they don’t understand why we look for Him daily.  They don’t understand what the Scripture means when it tells us to “taste and see that He is good!”  Ah, but we Christians do!

Now, I realize that by categorizing myself like this satellite-knocking woodpecker, I may have labeled myself a birdbrain.  Oh well, to be a birdbrain for the Lord is the best kind of crazy there is!

Let them look at you and wonder this week.  But, keep on pecking, looking, and searching for the goodness of God in everything.  I promise you’ll find it!

Just a thought.

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