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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

The Empty NestOh how I want to be there, I long to be in the Lord's Temple! I yearn for the courts of the Lord, my heart and my flesh cry out to you the living God! Even the sparrow has found a home and the swallow a nest for herself. She raises her young at a place near your altar knowing that you are Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Come and see with me a door with a wreath on it. It is strong and secure safe from the elements, a perfect place for a sparrow to lay her eggs. Day by day she prepares a home for her family. Leaf by leaf and twig by twig a home is made for love to dwell in. Soon life will hatch and it will hunger for its maker. With little mouths outstretched comes mother bird to feed her little ones. What once was for decoration on a door has become a home. And if a home is established in love you know there is much sacrifice. Becoming like an altar where hope is found. Where childlike faith turns to maturity, where desires change from milk to strong meat. In the altar is where sacrifice is made. Is it not at the command of the Lord that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? Now come with me back to the nest and notice you will find it empty. The chicks have jumped into maturity and the mother sparrow has abandoned her nest. You see it is meant to be that way, for this life is but a nest until we are in the presence of the Lord. Soon like the mother sparrow and her chicks the nest will not be needed anymore. For God made his home near the altar of our hearts through Jesus Christ our Lord. For this body is but a home on a wreath that will soon enter through the doors of eternity. In the presence of God will I find my true home. In the nest of this life is where Jesus found me. But don't go looking for me at my grave long after I am dead. All that is left of me will be an empty nest, because I will be truly near the altar and presence of my God. Meditate Psalm 84:3 (Inspired by Anthony Todd)

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