Lessons from the Robins

Lessons from the Robins

You may have heard or perhaps not but a week ago in Wisconsin on April 18th we had a very bad snow storm with areas getting 4-30+ inches of snow followed by smaller storms over the next couple days. There began a post circulating on Facebook to put out food for the robins as many were dying unable to find their usual fare under the snow.

It was interesting and exciting to see people pulling together whatever they could to put out to help feed the robins. It got me thinking about how we too get comfortable in our routines, have expectations that things will go either as we’ve planned or how they always have. But just like the robins couldn’t see that the snowstorm would keep them from eating and possibly not surviving, we also can’t anticipate every occurrence, challenge or situation that throws off our plans and routines. When this happens our best response is what we should have probably done to start with: turn to God in His sovereignty and ask Him to help you through these new, additional challenges.

“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬

The other lesson I was reminded of by the robins is that humanity is at its best when pulling together for a united cause. No hateful or hurtful words, no seeing where you stood on an issue before helping. Didn’t matter if the birds were “dumb” to come back so soon or because they were unsuccessful in finding food.

Warm temps have now come and snow is melting. I continue to see the robins and smile as I consider the unity of people helping and the benefits that can happen when we all do the right thing.

Tina Dorward About Tina Dorward

Tina Dorward is a fully-devoted follower of Christ who loves spending time with her husband and two sons and volunteering at her local church. In her free time she reads, writes, paints and cooks.

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