Birds are so slick! I’m sitting in my boat at the dock minding my own business when an American Egret flew in, then he jumped off the dock and looked as if he were walking on the water. He had found a bait net full of fish and was sitting on its edge. Then his competitor, the Great Blue Heron arrived and took over, scaring him away. It seemed as if the heron had won, but the egret moved on and found another bait net. The old saying, “the early bird gets the worm,” didn’t work in this case. Maybe the saying, “survival of the fittest,” describes the situation the best. My own interpretation is that the egret is a Christian, and the heron is the enemy. When the enemy comes in and takes control of your bait net, just move to another bait net. Jesus said that if you are not welcomed, shake the dust off your feet and move on. When we fulfill the Great Commission, sometimes it’s like “shooting fish in a barrel,” other times it’s like casting a line. The key is to keep fishing!
But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ Luke 10:10-11