Hummingbird Manners

Luke 7:37And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisees house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume), and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume) (AMP).

The hummingbirds are back! It’s a delight to watch those miniature helicopters whiz around the flower garden. We encourage them by keeping feeders full and refreshed on the back porch. Hummingbirds are social beings. The day before they disappear for the winter, one bird flies to within a foot of hubby’s face and flutters in place for several seconds. We know then that we won’t see them again till spring. This one little chap has come to say goodbye and to thank us for months of faithful diligence with those feeders.

What an example for us! A little bird knows enough to say thanks to its provider! It is polite enough to say, “Just letting you know that we are on our way! Bye! See you next year! Been great seeing you again! Appreciate all you have done for us. Love you!”

What would that hummingbird, (and that woman of the town), think of our manners?

Prayer: Lord, help us be aware of our rudeness and give us grace to use good manners. And Lord, forgive us for all the times we’ve never even thanked you. Amen 

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