Our good friend Karen Kolzow preached an entire message on four words in this verse. "Birds of the air." It does not mean birds of the cage. We were made in His image with the full capabilities and creativity to fly. People, circumstances and religion create cages which do not allow us to fully express our God given gifts...our songs. We are all free...birds of the air.
We have the honor and privilege to host "songbirds" coming and going and this Sunday at Worship at the River. We will have the blessing and freedom to pray for one of our favorite song birds, Kelly Hahn. Most of us know and have experienced the beauty of her songs right? Several years ago Gordy Haggerty, (who can whistle like a songbird) had a word for Kelly saying she was a songbird created to release words and songs birthed by Holy Spirit in her heart. Well she is transitioning to Arizona soon to be with Marsh and Holye Maddox. Remember those two lovebirds? And speaking of lovebirds, we still miss Bill Petersen who is getting along nicely (thank you very much) in Cabo Mexico with his new wife Sherri.
This Sunday we'll gather at 4 pm at The Troutdale House (map) with our arms full of tasty dishes and our hearts full of worship with thanksgiving to God. We'll welcome the Holy Spirit to help us explore the beauty of "flying free."