Rounds -- By Sally I. Kennedy

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

In our back yard we have 2 bird feeders. Since I try to attract cardinals, I keep them filled with sunflower seeds. Early in the mornings, or late in the afternoons, the birds make their rounds. Seems as if they spend all their time looking for food. From one feeder to another, they are continually hunting for something to eat.

On the other hand, my dog will eat anything. Well, except dill pickles. And she doesn’t much like olives either. But she will eat anything else. Lettuce. Tomatoes. She’ll even lick a lemon. She’s not picky about what she eats, or how much she eats.

We sometimes make the rounds looking for spiritual “food”. We go from place to place, from New Age literature to Zen, trying to find something that will satisfy us.

But nothing seems to. Except the Bible. We don’t have to settle for just anything in our searching for spiritual nourishment. The Word of God is right in front of us all the time.

There’s a saying, ”Don’t read just any book, read the best”. Spiritually speaking, we have a smorgasbord of the best food available to us in the Bible. We can literally feast to our hearts’ content, and be glad we did!

Do I make use of the very best “food” there is? Not nearly enough. Thank God we have it! And I resolve (again) to go there first.....before I make the rounds.

Sally I. Kennedy

Sally I. Kennedy is the author of “Irish Thursdays: More Little Parables”, "Words from the Heart”, and “52 Little Parables from Ireland" . She lives in south Florida, with her husband Ben. Please visit her website at this address: http://www.sallyikennedycom Sally’s Email: sallyikennedy@bellsouth.net