“When one of you says, ‘I am a follower of Paul,’ and another says, ‘I preferApollos,’ aren’t you acting like those who are not Christians? Who is Apollos, and who is Paul, that we should be the cause of suh quarrels? Why, we’re only servants. Through us God aused you to believe. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.” (1 Corinthians 3:4-5 NLT)
Lovebirds are native to the forest and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Remains of different lovebird’s species have been unearthed in South Africa, dating as far back as prehistoric times.
Lovebirds are social and affectionate and the name comes from the parrot’s strong monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spent sitting together. They live in small flocks and eat fruit, vegetables, grasses and seeds.
The monogamous birds reach sexual maturity when they are about ten months old. Mating begins with courtship behavior and can continue throughout their roughly fifteen year lifespans. Wow! Lovebirds mate for life, isn’t that great? Monogamy is essential to the social stability of their social behavior.
It was a wonder to me that such beautiful traits can be found in the life of birds. They mate for life. Once they have chosen their partner, they mate for life, against all odds and this is a truth and tradition that is being erased from the mechanism of the new world.
We are meant to mate with our chosen partner for life, without seeking comfort elsewhere. We are meant to mate and be one with the lord, our maker for life, we are not meant to look back and be drawn in by the pleasures of life.
When you do this, you will realize that, you will not find yourselves in the heartache, worry, disaster and problems that is a product of most friendships, relationships and marriages.
I pray we will see the beauty of monogamy.
In God’s love,