The Robin and Faith


“Faith comes from listening to this messge of good news-the good news about Christ”.
Romans 10:17

my meditation spot
Every morning I sit in my wing chair and spend some time reading my devotional and the Bible. It is my special place where I have stacks of spiritual books and a journal nearby. The year before last, I noticed that this robin would sit on the window sill near this spot.






Mr. Robin
Day after day he appeared, as if he too were taking time to be still. I finally, put my camera nearby so that I could capture this photo. Last Spring he appeared again. He was the first Robin I saw the last two years in Spring, and his parable led me to remember the legend of the Robin. I thought it fitting, because the sight of this bird sitting on the ledge where I meditate each morning, strengthened my faith that the Lord is always with us. He continues to stoke the fire within us by giving us signs and symbols of His love and faithfulness.

“The Legend of the Robin,” tells how Mary, on Christmas Eve, coaxes the stable animals into stoking the fire for her. The horse, ox, and donkey are no help. Then a little brown bird swoops down and fans the smoldering coals till the bird’s chest glowed and a flame ignited—in the coals, that is. “‘Dear bird,’ Mary said, ‘thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. From now on, you will always wear a breast of red as a sign of the kindness in your heart.’”


I wonder if the first bird of Spring is the Robin because just like when he stoked the fire for Mary celebrating the birth of our Lord, he stokes our attention every Spring to remind us that this is the season we celebrate Christ being born again.

I can't wait for Spring and being revisited by Mr. Robin and celebrate the season of rebirth.












I find that nature is such a reminder of God's Grace. Often times when I get too busy and have filled my days with too many things, I take a walk amongst God's gift to us in nature. I take time to empty my mind of the cares of the world, and look around me and I am always reminded of His Grace.








The song for this post is Hymn of Grace

bunny in frame


Spring is just around the corner
Hummingbird Chats said...

Karen,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I just love your blog, I think we have so much in common up to and including a weird dog. I must get some pictures of our dog. I too love to buy and collect ribbons, I buy them sometimes just because they are so pretty. The pictures you have of the cottage and flowers just send a note to me, plus the one of the pink door is so cute. Katie

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what a lovely photo of the robin.
Alison

Teri C said...

What a beautiful post Karen! Perfect for Sunday and for everyday. I love how nature is so much a part of your faith.

Kathleen Grace said...

Dear Karen, I am so happy to meet another Christian blogger! Your website is beautiful, and I will be adding it to my list of favorites:>) Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see more of your lovely posts in the future.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Karen,

That was such a lovely post! I really enjoyed it. Your room is beautiful! What a great place to sit and be still!

Blessings!

Melissa

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karen, beautiful beautiful post! The robin is adorabale and the music too, really lovely, we love coming to visit :) Jenn and Jacqui

Angela said...

What a beautiful post!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
*HUGS*

Mary Isabella said...

This is so beautiful. I never knew about that legend. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I too am longing for Spring. Please have aBlessed week my friend..Mary

. said...

Is this your house? It's lovely.
And I like robins so much. It's my favorite bird.

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Tara said...

Karen

I had a hard time scrolling your post because I could not get past that GORGEOUS livingroom with the fireplace! Oh, so beautiful! What a lovely post and a lovely place to repose!
:0)
Tara

Mrs.B said...

What a lovely place to sit and read your Bible. And I love the picture of the robin peeking through the window. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,
Thanks for visiting my blog and always leaving kind comments. Thank you also for the Manhattan site. I will promise you that you will be the first one to know when I am coming {even before I post it on my blog! I promise! Besides I would love us to meet in person}.

*In regards of the robin, I also believe in "messages" brought to us by nature, like the robin, plants, flowers and so on...Sometimes we are so busy with out lives that we forget to listen to the most important things...

Have a great weekend!

Gabriela

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely Post Karen. Love the picture of the robin.
Penny

Mo'a said...

Lovely post Karen...Robbins are lovely and you have one that is your very special friend.
I have put up my post about Seven Weird Things about me.

Kari & Kijsa said...

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blessings,
kijsa

. said...

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Daughter of the King said...

What a lovely lovely blog..I am here Mrs. B's. your artwork is beautiful.
I am sure that I will be back.
Deby

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen. Such a lovely inspiring and encouraging post and the music is a perfect background. You are blessed (like me) to have a beautiful room and chair to start your day in. I think we have a lot in common. I have a jourmal, books and my bible by my chaise too! The Lord has taught me many lessons when I have been watching birds, so I really appreciated your story about the robin.
Rhondi xo

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