YOU WILL BE THIRSTY AGAIN – I was Thirsty
Thirst and character
I was thirsty
And you gave me drink
What a delight to capture these images. As with “I was Thirsty” we set up a bowl of sugared water on my friend Barrie’s back verandah which was in the flight path of the Tui. I set the camera with a 200mm lens + 1.4 converter and watched the action. So many photos to choose from, but the intelligence and sharpness of these birds, once they knew the delicacy was for them, gave me the inspiration to consider the proverb in relationship to feeding others.
The smart, swift, alert, Tui is primed for action. This moment of observation was very special to me. I hope you get to feel the elation. They, like me, were probably wondering “What will the next move be?”
Wisdom, the application of knowledge, leads you to discover your food source
Being winter with a short supply of flowering blooms and nectar made the Tui’s hunger more pronounced.
The inspiration for “You Will be Thirsty Again” is based on knowing when you are thirsty and hungry. You need instruction to find food to satisfy your need. That is discovered when you know where food and drink come from. Within the knowledge of feeding and drinking, you need wisdom to choose rightly. Right knowledge protects you from touching what’s poisonous, hence intelligence.
The Tui did not know how to mix the sugared water like we did. I applied learned knowledge to offer for the Tui’s enjoyment. The Tui’s pleasure was free. They had to discover where it was. One of their member’s curiosity led the rest to the pleasure.
An allegory built in the art
These thoughts came from numerous readings in “The Constitution from Heaven” (The Bible) that talks about being diligent in persistence, the glory of being, food for the stomach and food for the spirit.
Watching this family of Tui (New Zealand native bird) I was impressed with their energy, purposefulness and the knowledge to know where good food is served. What’s more, it was free. The only work they had to do was listen to the call and fly to the offering. They drank freely.
God is like that. To receive from Him, knowingly, you have to discover where the offering is, listen, believe its free to partake and let your thirst take you to the bowl of living water on offer.
This principle is found in all of the creation, be it feeding on the good which gives life or evil which brings death. When an enthusiast discovers something they find pleasure in they will lead willing partakers to indulge. Note: Not all leaders lead to life!
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,” Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
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