Sometimes the birds I encounter on my beach walk hop on one leg, as if they’re wounded.  At first I was concerned for the birds I saw hopping this way, and followed them closely until they lowered the remaining leg and ran or flew normally.  I wonder why they move so awkwardly on one leg when God gave them two; certainly they’re less graceful and clumsier trying to balance on one leg.  Then I think of myself.  Why do I choose to ignore the gifts God has given me, the opportunities He’s made available to serve Him, the forgiveness He’s given and asked me to extend to others?  Why do I use half my Christian gifts when I’m told I must be a faithful steward and invest wisely all that God has given me?  Lord, help me to stand firmly on both legs, doing your work and serving you faithfully. Amen.

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