It was such a fantastic day to take my youngest back to Cardiff. Clear skies, frosty landscapes, warm car to see them from. It was a bit misty as we getting nearer to Monmouth, and a huge tree caught both of our attentions looming on the right. It seemed unusual to both of us. We were left wondering whether there was an App available on an iPhone with which could take a photo and have it identified there and then.
When we were on holiday last summer we heard a rather strange song on the radio as we were travelling around. The kids, on that occasion, simply recorded a snippet onto the iPhone, and when we were back at the apartments, logged into the wifi and found out all about the song. That’s where the idea came from.
Earlier this week I was asking some friends of mine what the name of the little birds were on Rossall Beach that are Bagel’s favourites for chasing. They know all about birds. After a few precise questions, where I was hopeless
telling them what they looked like, but could readily describe their behaviour, they came up with three options: Knots, Dunlin or Sanderlings.
I’ve took some video footage, and once I’ve sent it to them, will await their expert opinion.
Why do I want to know their names? Partly curiosity.
But, once I know the name, I can find out more information about them. I can see if what is written about them is what I have found in my experience. Also, if I tell people who know about birds what Bagel chases, they, from that word, will know, with so much insight, what I am talking about, and conversation is unlocked.
The name Jesus works like this, you know. It is not a vague word, it is a name, a name with power, over which God retains eternal copyright. Knowing Jesus identifies who we are, enables others to recognise us, and to have peculiar insight into us. It unlocks fellowship.It is the power of God to complete rescue.