Painted Bunting: A Coat of Many Colors

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every birder remembers the moment he or she became hooked. And, we don’t forget the bird that caused it.

I became addicted to birding when I saw a Painted Bunting nibbling seed heads in a field of grasses. Stalks of native grasses swayed in the breeze and when I raised my binoculars to get the details on the bird, I gasped.

How can one small bird have so much color on one body?  There were no shy colors, no fading from one color to another. The red didn’t blend to pink before it reached blue. Even the green was absolute. Each color had a boundary.
Oh, that we, as Believers would keep our boundaries so clean. But we muddy the edges, as we dip our toes beyond His plan for us. And each time we dip, our life is diluted from His plan. He promises a color-filled life within His blessed boundaries. Not boring, not quiet—but, yes, wonderful.

Often, we see His edges as no, no, no, when we should look at them and think yes, yes, yes.  His edges are right and just AND filled with limitless treasures.

“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”
Deuteronomy 32:3-5

Look for the Painted Buntings He created just for you.

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