The grackle may not have a beautiful voice, but that doesn’t stop it from singing it’s boisterous song.
Like most birds, the grackle migrates, and when it reaches San Antonio, it flutters about, squawking, like crazy!
Trees and power lines will be covered with these birds, and if you watch them, you’ll see they’re constantly darting back and forth, and rarely stay still.
Grackles may not be the prettiest bird, but they’re what I think of when reading this verse:
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Proverbs 26:2 KJV
It’s so comforting, especially in this day and age where insults spread on social media like a disease, to know that curses won’t stick if they’re not warranted.
There’s so much hostility, and it’s bleeding out from the digital world, and into real life so viciously, it’s easy to feel that no other time has gone through such rampant spreading of hate. But that’s not true. Look at what King David had to endure:
King David came to Bahurim, a man came out of the village cursing them. It was Shimei son of Gera, from the same clan as Saul’s family. He threw stones at the king and the king’s officers and all the mighty warriors, who surrounded him. “Get out of here, you murderer, you scoundrel!” he shouted at David. “The LORD is paying you back for all the bloodshed in Saul’s clan. You stole his throne, and now the LORD has given it to your son Absalom. At last you will taste some of your own medicine, for you are a murderer!” “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king?” Abishai son of Zeruiah demanded. “Let me go over and cut off his head!””No!” the king said. “Who asked your opinion, you sons of Zeruiah! If the LORD has told him to curse me, who are you to stop him?” Then David said to Abishai and to his servants, “My own son is trying to kill me. Doesn’t this relative of Saul have even more reason to do so? Leave him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him to do it. And perhaps the LORD will see that I’m being wronged and will bless me because of these curses today.” 2 Samuel 16:5-12 NLT
The rest of the story is both tragic, and victorious. David lost his son Absalom, and the throne was restored to him. Obviously, the curses of Shimei, didn’t stick, and God did bless David.
God sees every time we’re wronged.
So in these times of kindergarten style insults, smears and cursing, when curses are undeserved, trust that God will bless you for having been wronged. Give the curses to God, because He is always just and LOVES you!
These nations did not welcome you with food and water when you came out of Egypt. Instead, they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in distant Aram-naharaim to curse you. But the LORD your God refused to listen to Balaam. He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the LORD your God loves you. Deuteronomy 23:4-5 NLT
So be confident that curses mean nothing, when they are blocked by God’s love.