Shamed by the birds!
From Spurgeon's sermon, "The Alarum"
Look at the very birds on earth- how they shame us!
Dear little creatures, if you watch them when they are
singing, you will sometimes wonder how so much sound
can come out of such diminutive bodies.
How they throw their whole selves into the music,
and seem to melt themselves away in song!
How the wing vibrates, the throat pulsates,
and every part of their body rejoices to assist the strain!
This is the way in which we ought to praise God.
If birds that are sold a farthing render to God such praise,
how much more heartily ought we to sing before him?