Daily Devotional: Maxie Walls

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Hummingbirds have always interested me. They have the fewest feathers (1,000-1,500) of any bird species. Their heart rate is 1,200 beats per minute (humans are usually 60-100). Their throat color is not due to pigmentation, but to iridescence due to the arrangement of the feathers.

Last Christmas, I bought Maggie and of course myself a plastic hummingbird chime. It’s cool as can be and changes colors most nights. However, the birds only change colors if they have received enough sunlight. On a cloudy day don’t expect any colors at night. On a sunshiny day, the colors will change constantly once it becomes dark. The life of the chime depends on the sun.

Psalms 119 verse 105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Matthew 5 verses 14 through 16 mention that we are the light of the world. The passage closes with “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

We can’t shine the way God intended until we experience a daily infilling of light from the “Light of the world (John 8:12).” Our basis for daily energy must be the Son! When we shine as God intended, He is praised and glorified.

By the way, Maggie placed her chimes in the wooded area behind her house and a squirrel ate one of the six plastic hummingbirds. Prayer for the squirrel might be appropriate, but may be too late.

Maxie Walls
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