What have we here?
Turdus migratorius (Latin)
Turdidae are thrushes.
This one a Robin, a thrush that is…
a migratory bird. (migratorius)
6 of 10 things it eats are
Robins are “frugivorous,”
they eat fruit.
Robins are common.
We know their song, their color, their size.
They mark the change of season…winter to spring and fall to winter.
Robins “know” migration.
The why and the when.
Why? Consider this answer from the Bible, the book of Jeremiah. Just a warning-there is a surprise at the end. “This is what the Lord says…even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord.”
Does migration work for these birds? We know the answer. Migration is appointed-by God. Following the appointed times directed by God works each season for migratory birds.
What if we followed what God has appointed? It works for birds. What if we knew the “requirements of the Lord?” Would it be better than good? In a word, absolutely. How do we know the requirements of the Lord? In two words, the Bible.