"Listen, listen", She's calling to you.


Many eternal truths are laying within plain sight all around us, each day. Wisdom's guidance can be found all along the 7 pillars.

"When any of us arrive at the end of the journey through the seven rungs of Jacob's ladder, we will discover that the Mother was present throughout that journey. She declared: "I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgement." She is present all along the way through the seven pillars. This recognition of the Heavenly Mother requires wisdom." (Our Divine Parents, pg23)

Yesterday Evening a random yet familiar melody came into my mind and I started humming along, but I then I felt to look up the words. You may remember the movie from your childhood...

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's

The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people
She calls, "Come, buy my bags full of crumbs"
"Come feed the little birds, show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry, their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you"
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds", that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies
All around the cathedral, the Saints and Apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see Them, you know They are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares
Though her words are simple and few
"Listen, listen", she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"
Though her words are simple and few
"Listen, listen", she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"

Why each day to the steps of Saint Paul?
Is it significant that the image here is of an old beggar woman, perhaps she is disguised in a cloak of affliction? For what reason? Is this a test? Does this scene site your mind to the events in the Tenth Parable? What of those fowls who accompany Her?

She comes in Her own special way, will we recognize her when her words are before us? What is it about Her Son and this "way" that They both reference?

She invites us to "come, buy my bags full of crumbs" Does this mean she is the keeper of the whole loaf of the Bread of Life? How does this Motherly figure apportion these pieces of bread out? What is it about these certain crumbs that will attract the angels of heaven to us? What tokens do they recognize in our hands?

"Tuppence a bag" Does this not sight your mind to the story of the widow woman offering her humble mites? 2 pennies make a tuppence. The minimum value of currency possible, hardly anything, not of worth! How often have you seen discarded pennies thrown onto the pavement because they are deemed not important and too bothersome? Is there a type of this today?

In temple times, with two copper coins you could buy the required 5 sparrows to offer at the temple as a sin offering. The Torah prescribed sparrows as the minimum sacrifice the poor could offer to have their sins removed rather than a more expensive sheep or goat. Two pennies is also the price of the bird offering for a leper in order be pronounced clean by the priest. Pennies so are easy to find because they are discarded easily and deemed of little worth, but when found by those who are in desperate need and searching for them, the coins are a life altering treasure and represent HOPE.

How can the least token, accessible to even a poor destitute outcast be acceptable currency for the Heavenly Mother to trade for portions of her Holy Son?
If animal blood is not the required offering at this present time, and we do not have a brick and mortar temple as yet, then what is it about a broken heart and a contrite spirit that gain the attention of heaven and why do we overlook such simple things?

"Come feed the little birds, show them you care" What will the birds following in Her wake recognize in the hands of those who purchased the crumbs? Is this song a symbolic representation of how we can "obtain gladness and joy; [while] sorrow and mourning shall flee away."? How is this connected to Her Living Bread and Fruit of Her Tree?

How is it that Heaven longs for us more than we long for Them? Why are (the Powers of Heaven) …their young ones hungry and their nests so bare? Who are the potential young ones? Is it us?

What might we be filled with if we turn and face God? How do we come into the Kingdom of God? What has this to do with God reordering His Family? (nest, house, covenant)
What is the reference to living trees in the word of God and how and when do the fowls of heaven come and lodge in our branches. What would this be in reference to?

Who are the Saints above who are there with the Apostles? Why is there this particular gathering in the heavens with angels filling the skies? What is it, today that the Fathers are anxiously expecting? Why do they rejoice when someone offers the required tokens to obtain the bread of life which invites these birds?

Is there a connection with the theme in the song to the objective Joseph Smith was heading towards in the last few years of his life, of adoption and sealing into the Family of God and this...

"And it shall come to pass that I will establish my people, O house of Israel. And behold, this people will I establish in this land unto the fulfilling of the covenant which I made with your father Jacob, and it shall be a New Jerusalem. And the Powers of Heaven shall be in the midst of this people, yea, even I will be in the midst of you..." (3 Nephi 9:8)

These are important themes to contemplate and consider. How do they apply in our own lives? The loudness of the political world right now and rumour of war, are the distractions we need to set aside. We have a work to do of greater magnitude and not much time to gather oil,  but do not fear for with God, all things are possible.

Though Her words initially may seem simple and few... to those who are seeking, 

"Tuppence"
"Tuppence"
"Tuppence"

Can you hear Her calling?




Comments

Paula said…
Who knew that a simple but beautiful song in a Disney movie could have such symbolism? What nature is trying to teach us really does point to Christ & the work of the Father, does it not? You pose so many thought provoking questions Eva. Thank you for this inspiring post.