Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022

I glanced out my window toward the bird feeder, and I thought my eyes were deceiving me; I saw a Painted Bunting! I had only seen such a bird in pictures; never did I ever believe I would see one, especially not at my own backyard feeder. He sat there for quite a while too, so I was able to share my excitement with my husband and snap a picture. 

A couple of hours later, I looked out, and there was a chartreuse, greenish-yellow bird feeding; it was the female Painted Bunting! We’ve all seen the unique creations of God, but when it shows up in your backyard, it gives you a sense of how special and blessed you are to him that he thought to add a bit of joy to your day.

With everything going on in society right now, look for bits of delight, even if it’s as simple as the sighting of a tiny bird. God knows how to bring us joy while we wait for his return. Be patient in adversity and joyful in the simple things. 

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

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