Friday, September 10, 2021

September 9

One of the joys God has given me is a love for bird watching. I know most of their names, and my kids know them too; we spent a summer identifying them when they were small. I have two feeders set up in my yard, and it is frequented by the usual; I have a whole family of cardinals that feast on it daily. Occasionally, and to my surprise, I’m blessed with the presence of a smaller red bird with black wings. It’s called a Vermilion Flycatcher. It is not a common bird seen in our area. I caught a glimpse of it one day and felt honored that I had the privilege of spotting it. I feel like it’s, as my friend would say, getting a kiss from the King. Of course, I ask God to let me see it again; and he usually does. But yesterday, I was sitting on my porch, and that little bird came to visit and stayed a while; what a sweet gift from a Father who loves me! Today, I want to remind you to stay aware of the little things the LORD does for you and show him your appreciation. He gave us beauty to behold in his creation, so take the time to soak it all in.

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10

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