How Much More Than The Birds?
While enjoying the approach of spring, I went out for a walk this week. The sun felt glorious. The clear blue sky held a promise of the improving weather. There was much more than the birds waking up and singing.
Along the side of the road I found a bird’s nest. It was so small I thought it might be a hummingbird nest. I am used to seeing the nests of robins and Phoebes which are pretty good size. This nest fit in the palm of my hand.
It turns out it wasn’t a hummingbird nest—more likely one for a sparrow. But, my interest remained as I held this tiny woven home in my hand.
It is amazing how each bird fashions its own nest using bits of tossed-away things they find on the ground: Leaves, sticks, bits of yarn, feathers and grasses woven and dobbed with mud. Some are fashioned in shrubs, others in the highest tree branches. And still others teeter on door jambs or under protective eaves.
It amazes me that each species of bird knows how and where to build their home. They have instinct to create their nest and in the case of the Phoebes, return to it each year. They are works of art designed by a Designer. A Designer who loves us even more than the birds.
These seemingly fragile creatures create a home for their young and tenderly care for them until they are ready to fly. Though they seem fragile, I have seen them weather incredible storms and temperatures and come forth singing the next day.
God’s Word tells us that His eye is on the sparrow. Daily, He provides what they need. And, He promises to do this for us and those we love also.
God provides for us even more than the birds
He sees us. According to His word, we are worth even more than the sparrow. Yet, God’s care for His creatures attests to the magnitude of His love for His creation—and for you and me.
…someone who needs watching over? Trust that God sees them. And that He loves them even more than you or I do.
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There are many versions of the song, His Eye is on the Sparrow: Here is just one from The Newsboys
Baby birds and winter sparrow photos courtesy of Morguefile.com