These birds represent faith, hope, and love. This gift goes back to 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter written by the apostle Paul.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Faith, hope, and Love are prominent in the Scriptures. Paul reminds us that love is the greatest of these because it has its source in God’s attribute of perfection, which is realised constantly through his grace and mercy. Lack of love was at the heart of most of the Corinthians' problems and divisions. As Paul describes it, God's kind of love sets self aside, over and over, endlessly, for the good of others. Spiritual gifts exist for the building up of the church now, but believers will live in love for eternity. Christ-like love is the greatest of all the virtues, and it should be the priority of every Christian.