Are You a Wren?

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Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites. Exodus 19:3-6
God is about to give Moses the terms of the covenant that he promised he would give to Abraham’s descendants. God is reminding them of what they have witnessed at the Red Sea and the escape from Egypt. He is reminding them of his faithfulness. He has been doing exactly what he says he will do. He’s saying remember how I did what I said I would do.

Trusting God, even a little bit, can be more challenging for those with a temperament tendency to distrust. This world is filled with people and experiences that can lead a person to the conclusion they can’t trust anyone. And, for them, that ‘anyone’ can include God. They form that belief which may be true for individual people because we aren’t perfect and will fail each other. But God’s not like us and we are not like God. The history in the Bible will show us again and again God’s faithfulness; he is worthy of our trust in every area of our lives.

When a person comes to Christian counseling that has a tendency to distrust, it will take some time for them to build up trust in me, as their Christian counselor. Trusting takes time spent. It is the same with trusting God. The more we get to know him in His Word, the more we allow God to bring us to himself. In counseling, I will lead clients through Scripture so they can begin to see how faithful God has been in the past, with the Israelites. With this foundational truth laid down, the client starts to see in their own history how God has been faithful.

When you are struggling with trusting in God, go to His Word and be reminded of his faithfulness. See that he has indeed carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to himself.
There is a children’s book called The Eagle and the Wren by Jane Goodall that is about cooperation that shows this visual of being carried on eagles’ wings. While it is not specifically referring to Jesus, I believe Jesus is like the eagle that carries, us the wrens to God.

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