Monday, June 23, 2014

Holding Fast

They cleared out the brush at a section of the park making it easier for me to get to a little hidden cove where the birds like to congregate. Using my telephoto lens and the computer to enlarge with, I was able to capture photos of the illusive American Bittern. He is on a perch as a Mallard duck swims by feeding in the water.

Job 28:7  There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: 

The LORD made this bird quite unique with a long bill for feeding and big green feet to hold fast.

Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 
Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 
Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 

Those green feet really hold fast gripping the branch and his keen eyes search  for food.

1Th 5:19  Quench not the Spirit. 
1Th 5:20  Despise not prophesyings. 
1Th 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 

Oh my, look at how long that neck can stretch!
 He is able to stretch his neck to over twice his length, like a snake he can strike forward to capture his food. 

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 
Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 

Viewing from up on the park trail the bird is in mirrored in silhouette.

2Co 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 
2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

The long neck strikes at a small fish in the pond., it appears as if he is kissing his image. I suppose that could be called "self esteem"? Do we know the Lord as well?

Psa 2:11  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 
Psa 2:12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 

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