The little bird fleets
The little bird flitters
She goes to one corner and then to another
She’s trapped in this cage and doesn’t know why
All she longs to do, is spread her wings and fly!
This little poem came to me as I awoke the other morning after praying the night before about all the craziness going on in the world. I felt locked in, trapped, caged in uncertainty and helplessness. Not really completely understanding why. After I wrote it down I wondered, what does this little verse have to do with anything I was praying about? I was then reminded of this scripture.
2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is that Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”
Aha! I was not relying on the Holy Spirit for comfort, for wisdom, for guidance. I was caged in my self-reliance, unable to escape the turmoil of my thoughts.
We can all feel like that little caged bird at times, not knowing or remembering we have the key to freedom in Christ as satan tries to convince us the door is closed and locked in our circumstances, in our thoughts, in all that is going on around us. We are not relegated to that cage! We have the tools, the power, and authority through Christ to be free, to fly in the face of adversity, of criticism, of circumstances beyond our control. We have the freedom to pray if we cannot act and to act when given opportunity!
This may seem such a simplistic little verse but it really spoke to me, it made me think, to reflect on what I may or may not have been doing to encage myself. To see how I was allowing satan to hold me captive to my thoughts about all the hate and negativity that is being broadcast through the media instead of focusing on the good I see each and every day, the blessings big and small that are freeing if we recognize and acknowledge them. I was reminded that though I may not have a platform to reach millions I am free to reach out, to touch lives around me. I can fly, I can even soar and I can also sit still, perched in the knowledge that God is working in all that is going on, trusting in him completely, freely.
I’m not sure how or even if this might speak to you, I realize it’s not the most profound verse but it was Holy Spirit inspired and so instead of elaborating more on all that it revealed to me I would rather just let you reflect and leave you this one final thought ….
be….Fully Released, Enveloped Eternally in the arms of our Heavenly Father….fly little bird fly in thought, in word, in deed !