I am enjoying this little guy! I've decided to call him "amarillo" or "rillo" for short! It is the Spaniah word for yellow.
There are a couple of things that "Amarillo" doesn't know. I bought him for a special purpose-the purpose of having fellowship. Every day I tell him three things several times. They are: 1) you are beautiful 2) I love you 3) I wish you would trust me. I bought him for so much more than just sitting pretty in his cage. He doesn't know that growing up our family had cockatiels--and I know how much fun they can be once they trust you. He doesn't know that there can be a whole nother level of fellowship and enjoyment. As I gently put one finger in his cage, hoping he will eventually realize that I am not going to hurt him, I realize that I can not make him trust me--He has to be willing---infact he may never get to the point of trusting me-but I am filled with hope that maybe he will one day....I must be patient regardless.
My favorite times are when he dares to come down from his perch and eat food while I am sitting by his cage. Why are these my favorite moments? Because they are when we are in the closest proximity to each other. For sure I know two things-I will always think he is beautiful--and i will always love him.
Maybe it sounds odd talking about a bird like that---but all of this makes me think of something SO much greater. It makes me think about how GOD created us for the sole purpose of having fellowship with us---how after Adam and Eve sinned, God later made provision to pay for mankind's sin through the sacrifice of his perfect and Holy sinless Son, Jesus Christ. And for us to have fellowship with His to simply TRUST in what Jesus Christ did for us when He took our sin upon Himself, died in our place, and rose from the grave. And in even a greater way, God must see those who do not yet trust Him and say, "If only you would trust Me!" He longs to have fellowship with us. What is HE saying to YOU today? He is patiently waiting for you to trust Him.