As God gently stirs our nests

To encourage growth within…

We leave our comfort zones

And for God’s kingdom souls we win.

Growth can be a painful task

As it challenges our mind,

But once we learn to obey and move

We leave our past behind.

As we follow God’s commands

We grow in grace and love;

To increase our knowledge of Christ

And God’s will from heaven above.

As the mamma eagle stirs her nest

To encourage flying lessons;

Her young cry out in pain once more

Until they endure many sessions.

And once they learn to fly with ease

And leave their comfort nest;

They are thankful for the challenge which

Taught them to express their best.

We take creation’s example to see

As we train our heart and soul;

That all growth requires effort

For true blessings to unfold.

(C) P.B. 2002

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 3:18