Nothing says “Australia” quite like a Kookaburra. His unique song sounds like a long, loud belly laugh. This ‘laughing jackass’ is territorial. His raucous chorus warns predators away and attracts a mate. Kookaburras don’t migrate. They live in a group, in the same area, all year round. A healthy bird can live 20 years or more. Laughing longest at dawn and dusk, Kookaburras are known as the ‘bushman’s clock’.
Perhaps the first music God played was bird song. Each bird species has its own song. We recognise them by their songs. Every generation has woken to the same bird songs as you have. The laughter of the world’s very first kookaburra is the same laugh we hear today…
The Holy Spirit who hovered over the waters at the beginning of time, is the same Holy Spirit working today. He who overshadowed Mary and miraculously conceived Jesus, miraculously makes His home in you. The same Spirit who empowered Jesus for earthly ministry, empowers you today. On the day of Pentecost, believers were filled with the Spirit. At your conversion, the same Spirit filled you. He who was in Paul and the apostles, is in you. There has only ever been one Holy Spirit, and He is God. Have you grasped hold of who [God] and what [His power] is within you? “…the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4), therefore all things are possible.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you,he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. Romans 8:11
Wow! It’s mind boggling that You, Holy Spirit, live in me. Help me to grasp all that that means for my life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke