Have you ever looked up in the sky and seen a cloud in the shape of a heart? Or maybe in the springtime you’ve seen an image like this….
Isn’t it awesome how the momma hen is created to know how to care for her young?
When I saw this image below, I had to snap a pic. I noticed the heart immediately. Upon closer inspection, the heart shape is broken out of an egg shell.
That got me thinking about how the egg shell must be broken in order for the new life (baby chick) to emerge. Much like our old self must be broken before our new life in Christ can occur. And isn’t that a picture of the greatest love of all?!?!?
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
We pass these street chickens…well rooster & hen…while walking to school daily. They are always together and are so different in appearance. Yet they seem to make a point of spending time together.
One day, it seemed they were enjoying a coffee date. It got me thinking about God’s command in John 15:12 “to love one another as I have loved you”.
It seems the street chickens were getting it right. Instead of rushing by heading off to the next event, they were taking time together….it appears, lingering over a coffee. I don’t know about you, but I was convicted by not being intentional in my current friendships. I also got to thinking about those that might need friendship yet I was too busy to see their need.
My challenge has been to reach out to those that I might not consider a friend (yet) and try to show them the love God commands. It might be meeting for a coffee, inviting them for a meal, or just chatting on the phone for a few minutes. How about you?