Sunday, December 2, 2012

An immigrant


There were a pair of Red-wiskered Bulbuls in the cherry tree this week.

Bulbuls are native to China, introduced to Sydney in the 1880s.  They have settled in well with the locals.

This little bird had me thinking of the immigrants and refugees we welcome into this country, how they settle in and enrich our lives.  May we be kind and welcoming to those fleeing other countries and seeking shelter in our land.

Reflection:
Psalm 82:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Participating the Psalm Challenge #82 with Robert and others over at Athens Daily Photo.

7 comments:

  1. what a funny little bird! i love your generosity to
    welcome all who would come to your beautiful
    country! my country began that way but now
    struggles with it.

    it may be one reason we are not thriving.

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  2. Wow, what a wonderful bird! I have not seen it before..
    Nice thoughts you get around this

    Wish you a blessed Sunday:-)

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  3. You have stated it so beautifully. What an alert and cheerful little bird with his tufted hairdo and red cheeks!

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  4. Being an immigrant meself, loved this entry much ! Always await your interpretation and continue to be thankful for your effort, and kind participation !

    Please have a good new week ahead.

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  5. What a unique bird; a wonderful addition to your country.

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  6. Look at that hairdo! :-) Beautiful bird and great capture.

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