29. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31. Fear he not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Our new past time is backyard bird watching. We have built an oasis of flowers and greenery for the birds. Feeders provide a variety of different foods and a fountain for water. Humming birds enjoy a delicious syrupy concoction dispensed in brightly colored feeders designed especially for their tiny beaks.
We have seen a male Cardinal put food directly into the mouth of a female Cardinal. Humming birds fighting over their preferred feeder. Birds bullying other birds to hoard food for themselves. Some birds are skeptical of us and nervous, while others are seemingly unaware of our presence out there.
The newest additions to our courtyard are wild bunnies. They run and play chase with one another. I discovered that they like apples.
We sit in amazement at God’s creation every day while watching these birds. Each one has their own personality and traits. We can identify the regular visitors by their actions and looks. God has crafted beautifully colored birds. Vibrant yellow finch birds. Finch birds with red highlights. The male Cardinal, so beautifully colored red. The blue jay has many different hues of blues.
Earlier today, we saw a sparrow with a beak full of nest materials drop all he had to land on the feeder and eat. This sparked my thoughts. Does God sit and watch over us like we are watching these birds? We provide their food and a safe environment for them just as God does for us. We are tending to His creations and taking care of the blessing he has bestowed on us as their caretakers.
I wonder if God feels excitement when he sees us drop all we have worked to gather to stop to help someone? In our busy days, when we break our focus from gathering nesting materials and just feed on His word. We stop to spend time with Him. We give what’s in our hands to another who is in need.
I wonder if God wants to thump us on the head when we hoard our food and run others off to keep all for ourselves.
There is a lot to be learned from soaking in God’s creation. Those birds act like we do. They take care of their own families and protect them from other birds. They protect their territory by running others off. Some are fearful and paranoid. Constantly looking around and flying off in haste at the slightest sound or movement. While others are contented and happy. They drop everything just to enjoy the bounty they have been blessed with.
I am encouraged today to drop my nesting materials and be feed by the word of God. I am excited to drop my chores and share this encouragement with someone else. God has truly blessed each and every one of us. We don’t have to be fearful and paranoid. We are safe and secure in God’s loving arms. He watches over us and keeps us safe from harm. He lights our path. We can see His hand on everything around us if we just drop everything and pay attention to His handiwork.
Be blessed and encouraged that God has his eyes on you and is providing your oasis of comfort and provision, you only have to drop your nesting materials and eat.