Do you ever procrastinate when you know you should be exercising ?
I was tempted, this morning, to skip my morning walk/jog/shuffle around the boardwalk surrounding a pond.
It was overcast, with a cold North wind, and it seemed like a good day for browsing Christmas cookie recipes.
However, I mustered some self-control, got bundled up warmly, and set out.
What a surprise on the pond ! All of the male seagulls in town were sitting there together, each facing into the North wind. I recognized them as male seagulls by their dark grey wings. Why they were having this meeting in late November is a mystery.
During the summer months, we only see female seagulls; they have light grey wings. As the season progresses, we also see their funny speckled babies.
But we never see male seagulls, and I often wonder where they are all summer.
God has many mysteries, and the Canadian-English Theologian, J.I. Packers, wisely stated that we should not pry into God’s secrets.
It would be presumptuous of me, a frail human bit of ‘clay’, to demand answers from God, the everlasting Father, and the great ‘Potter’.
I laughed when I saw the meeting of the male birds in the pond.
When I came home, my cheeks were rosy, I felt invigorated, and there was still lots of time left to peruse cookie recipes.