Monday, March 08, 2010

Caring for the birds

Over the weekend, we did some much-needed yard work! Very light emphasis on the "we" - David did most of it. There were sticks to be picked up and tons of leaves to be raked and mown.

After finishing all of it - we noticed a very interesting sight! There were over a dozen robins in our yard and they stayed there for the next couple of hours! They must've been finding quite a feast in that moist ground that had been buried under leaves all winter.

Later in the afternoon - I was thinking about how God cares for the birds:
Matthew 6: 25-27,
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
And, then I thought that God could've provided us a nice day and put it in our hearts to do yard work JUST to provide some food for the birds! Of course I don't know that - but really, He cares that much about those birds and what they will eat and what an amazing thought!

He cares for us. And, He uses us to care for others even when we don't know it! I love that!!


Jenn said...

How amazing to think upon the ways in which God works and makes things come together. We had a similar experience with a squirrel feasting on our sunflower seeds a few seasons back.

Wendi said...

When you stop to really think about it, it is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting, I agree, maybe God did give you the day to rake the leaves away, providing food for the birds. Isn't He wonderful?!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful thoughts, Monica.
Indeed our God is good!

So good to talk to you this morning.

Love you, Grandma

Tracy said...

That happened in our yard last week. It was amazing, my son and I counted twenty robins. They usually come in a group of 5 to eat in the morning, but this was like a robin invasion. God's creation is so beautiful, amazing, and fun!

Wife of Rob said...

Monica, it always puts me in check to remember those verses! It's so funny, I just found a beautiful red breasted robin in the yard last weekend...I couldn't help but think of my sweet late Nanny who always taught me to look for the return of the robin red breast...she told me that spring would truly be here if they were back. And then she would tell me about the verses that you just quoted! Thank you for the reminder of those sweet memories of my Nanny! have received a Beautiful Blogger Award today....I have posted it here for you and six other very deserving ladies!

Much love

Melissa said...

We fed the ducks after church and I was thinking about this same verse later that day. God is so good to provide for us all!

Angelia in Tx said...

Thank you for sharing these thoughts on the birds. I was blessed during our snow here in Texas to see a migration of Cedar Wax wings, (my husband helped me identify them, from a picture I had taken then framed for our home). We have a sweetly speaking Red Cardinal living in our yard recently as well. I hope He does not move and we might see babies this spring if God should chose to bless me so. My encounter blessed me. I was in such awe of our creator and His wonderful creatures. Your thoughts just add to my moment in time.Thank you. I am glad your saw the Robins. They are a sweet looking bird. Did they sing? I read they have a lovely song. I read in my world book encyclopedia 1988 that there is an old English legend that the redbreast Robin mercifully picked a thorn from the crown of Christ as He was on His way to Calvary. As the bird carried the thorn in its beak, a drop of blood fell from the thorn to it's breast, dyeing it red. I am not much for folklore but When I read this and thought of them flying through your yard what else the Lord says to His sweet friend Monica. We have studied and painted some eggs robin egg blue but have not see any real live ones.I am thankful to God for bring this beauty to me b/c I am in a suburb area of a Big Texas city and long to be nearer to nature. May he Bless us this SPRING WITH MORE OF HIS WONDERFUL BEAUTY. I am ready for this renewal in my spirit most of all. SMILES, Angelia in TX