We’ve been learning to live in a 26′ trailer together, and fortunately it’s easier because most days the the weather is sunny and warm in Yuma. It’s nice being in warm weather for the winter!
One of the problems with the trailer is that the owner has replaced the dining space with two recliners (only one of you can recline at a time). This creates a problem at mealtime especially if you have company, which we do most evenings (Bev’s brother); so we eat out on the patio usually about sunset. It is the same time that the hummingbirds come to the feeder to get their last meal before roosting for the night.
I’m always intrigued to watch them because it is a different scenario each evening. Sometimes four or five of them can share the feeder peacefully; and sometimes one of them thinks that it’s his job to keep other birds away from the feeder … to protect its resources that he didn’t provide (I did!). Interestingly, he probably used most of the energy that he gained from his feeding in doing that and kept other birds from receiving the nourishment for the night that I wanted them to have.
How many times and in how many do followers of Jesus behave in a similar manner to other believers or seekers that just want to receive what God wants to give? No wonder David wrote these words in Psalm 133 …
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (Ps. 133 – NIV)