True Grit

Writer Author  Jerry Lee Kay Sr.
Christian Article : Overcoming Struggles  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer At the risk of being labeled the Hummingbird man, I want to share with you something that I am witnessing
at this very moment. A very large hurricane is blowing through my neck of the woods. They are calling it IKE and we are having lots of rain. Winds are gusting to 80 miles an hour.

Yesterday evening I made preparations for this event, tied down the things that I could not move into the barn, fed the livestock and wildlife on my place and brought in my Hummingbird feeders after dark.

Well this morning, Poppa, he be wantin a "cup o' Jo", yeah! That's the way my grandpa used to say it. He be a Cajun, don't ya know. Nothing like a cup of coffee brewed on a camp stove, in an old timey pot. Well I got the coffee brewed, poured a mug full, and stepped out on the porch to scope things out.

The wind was playing havoc with the trees and some were down on the ground. The gusts made it hard to concentrate on much else, when I saw something that was hard to believe. My Hummers were fighting the winds and rain, looking for that precious thing that sustains the very Life of their being.

Dear friend, I can't begin to tell you the tremendous amount of compassion that this old man felt for my babies. My, My, My, the Holy Spirit is here, and the anointing is strong.

I watched as they fought through the elements and everything that was being thrown at them, I wondered and was in awe of how much fight these little birds had in them. I've been a Christian for a long time and watching all this going on reminded me of some of the intestinal fortitude that I have witnessed from some of the smallest, frailest, little old ladies when it comes to claiming the promise of the Father. Especially when it concerns those that they love.

It seemed as though hell had unleashed its fury against these small creatures and was doing all that is possible to keep them from receiving the bread of life. Well poppa couldn't stand it any longer and I fought my way through the wind and rain and re-hung the feeders on the rafters under the porch ceiling, a little closer to the house.

I watched again and again, as the hummers fought through the wind until they got to the feeders and then the Holy Spirit came and he brought to my remembrance a verse in the blessed Word of the Father.

For I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine and when you pass through the waters, I will be with thee, when you pass through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee, for I am the Lord thy God, The Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour. KJV.

Some through the waters, some through the flood, some through the fire, some through great trials. It is inevitable that we will pass through tough situations on our journeys in this time on earth. It is our choice whether we do it with or without the help of our blessed Comforter.

Open his eyes that he may see, was Elijah's prayer for his apprentice. Have I been so long time with you and yet hast thou not known me, Jesus to Phillip.

The years are beginning to take their toll on this man. My knees are weak and my eyes are growing dim. I don't have the stamina that I once had, but my mind is sharper than ever and my relationship with the Father has grown stronger and stronger over the years. The Holy Spirit has become my constant companion and there is nothing I like more than telling of the love that the Father has for us earthlings. Good, bad or ugly.

And I wondered where do these little guys get the strength to keep fighting against all this that is being thrown at them?

And then the Holy Spirit whispered softly into my Spirit and said their strength is there because they keep coming back to the source of Life. And I can hear the voice of the ancient one saying, let us run with patience, the race that is before us, and let us continue to feed on the good things of our Savior and be sensitive to the voice of his Holy Spirit.

I recalled an interview that I heard with Charleton Heston, on the filming of Ben Hur. He said when it came time for the chariot race part of the movie, he told the director that he wasn't sure if he could win the race and the Director had this answer. All you have to do is stay in the chariot and I'll see to it that you win the race.

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