Our Lord used the imagery of birds in His parables a lot. Birds can be both insignificant and amazing. That’s how it is in the Kingdom of God.
It seems Herman would have preferred to lean against a big tree and enjoy its shade rather than having his back against a rock in the hot sun. Whether it was the noise of the birds or something else, Herman realized that your first idea is not always your best idea.
Learn to wait upon the Lord.
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