So you may be wondering what this photo has to do with joy. Two birds (one looking an awful lot like Foghorn Leghorn) strutting down a stubbly beach in Kauai – what’s the connection?
It’s all about the look of absolute delight on the face of the little bird. I know he’s not easy to see, but if you look hard enough, you’ll notice that he seems downright joyful:
He just looks happy to be alive, and even seems to have a spring in his little step.
Perhaps this bird (chick?) should be an inspiration to us all: after all, if we have to navigate the cobbly beaches of life, why not do so with a spring in our step? Why not be joyful?
After all, the Bible reminds us of the following:
“Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.” (Psalm 33:1, NIV)
It seems to me like we ought to take a page out of the little bird’s book and walk around with attitudes of joy. After all, is there any downside in doing so?
Just some food for thought.
Here’s my prayer for today: Dear God, I’m going to borrow from one of the Psalms and decree that this is the day that You, Lord, have made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!
Help me to remember to be joyful and glad simply because You, in Your mercy and goodness, have allowed me to see another day. As a result, remind me to adopt an attitude of joy-filled gratitude at all times. In Your name I pray, Amen.