Autumn’s coming…

Today is the 1st September, and my thoughts are turning to Autumn here in Scotland.  The days are getting cooler and the nights longer.  We haven’t had much of a summer this year to be honest but there is a distinct difference in the temperature now.  It was quite pleasant for a couple of hours this afternoon though and I watched these swallows chattering as they sat on the wires, in a couple of weeks they will be gone on their way to South Africa for their winter migration.

                          

I wondered if they were discussing the long journey ahead or if they knew what potential trials awaited them, starvation, exhaustion and storms are just a few of the things that could cost these little birds their lives but they will still make the journey regardless, not knowing what lies ahead or if they will survive.

It made me think of my own journey,  walking with Jesus day by day, I don’t always know where He is leading me, sometimes it feels scary but I go on regardless because I know He has promised to walk with me  “Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side.” Psalm 23 v 4,  The Message.   The Swallows head south for the winter because somewhere deep inside they are ‘wired’ to behave that way,  but me…. I have a choice, I can follow Jesus or not… and today I choose to follow Him!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kathleencaron
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 02:55:52

    Beautiful post, I will never look at migrating birds the same way again! blessings, Kathleen

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  2. fiddlejill
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 03:30:25

    Great blog! I have “master list” of sorts of those who blog about Compassion regularly over at Compassion Family. I’ll add yours if you don’t mind. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say!

    Reply

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