Thursday, March 25, 2010

"The Battle"

For reasons I can't explain, the robins
(yes the birds) have decided that my
backyard is a great place to "muck it up"...
"get nasty with one another"...
"claim their territory".

Constant sounds of battle rumbling all
day long.

Now, I understand that it will stop soon;
or at least simmer down a bit. Someone...
or rather... somebigshotbird will have to
take his (I assume it's the males) claim
of victory, find a robinette, and "nest."
Peace will be return to the yard.

What causes fights and quarrels among
you? Don't they come from your desires
that battle within you? You want something
but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you
cannot have what you want. You quarrel
and fight. You do not have, because you do
not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive,
because you ask with wrong motives, that
you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
You adulterous people, don't you know that
friendship with the world is hatred toward God?
Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world
becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think
Scripture says without reason that the spirit
he caused to live in us envies intensely?
But he gives us more grace. That is why
Scripture says: "God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.
Submit yourselves, then, to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Wash your hands, you sinners,
and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter
to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves
before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4:1-10 NIV

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