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Blue Bird, Blue Bird in & out the Window

Blue Bird, Blue Bird in & out the Window

Is anyone old enough to remember the game children played called, Blue Bird, Blue Bird in and out the window? The children sang catch a little girl/boy depending on whoever is caught at the time. The song went on to say “Take a little girl/boy and tap her/him on the shoulder. Take a little girl/boy and tap her/him on the shoulder, (repeat) Oh, Johnny I’m tired. If caught you were rocked in the arms of the two who made the window. In This scenario the kids lined up single file. They are asked which flavor of ice cream or candy they like best. The two making the bridge predetermine which flavor they wanted to be. If you happen to be the one caught; you were asked which flavor you wanted and you would stand behind your flavor of choice. At the end of the game, you pulled a rope to make the winning team. Usually, the team with the highest number of people won.
Or, the children could stand in a circle holding hands high up in arches to form the window in the song. One kid is the Blue Bird who flies in and out of the arches or windows. During the second verse, the bird chooses a partner by patting him/her on the shoulder. The second child then follows holding the 1st child’s shoulders while they traveled through the windows. Then the game continues until all the children are chosen. When there are only two children left, they then become the first two bluebirds in the next round.
Sometimes our lives behave like Bluebirds in and out the Window. We grow close to God and then God seem far away. Who moved? Surely God didn’t. We ask why Jesus spoke in parables. He did so because He wanted his disciples to teach the entire world his words. He wanted to teach that He came for the lovable as well as the not so lovable. We are sometimes like Jonah. We believe a person or persons are not savable. There is no reason to waste your time with this one or that one. He/she is unsavable. In Christ there is no East nor West. It did not matter if you were Jew or gentile, male or female, free or in bondage, we all have the same chance. The same chance to get to paradise is available to all of us. The tree of life remains available to all.