Flying High!

I saw some birds today; birds I have not seen
Such beauty God created and they were flying free!
Their colors were unique and each reminded me
That God is in the details of such awesome artistry!

Bird watching is to enjoy and I do! But when I am surprised by birds I haven’t seen or ones that certainly have never been in our backyard, I get excited! This morning, while driving, a very large, very beautiful hawk was flying very close to the car. It had many shades of grey and looked silver and was a thing of beauty as it flew up and away. Then later, in the backyard, there were four large, Veery Thrushes. They hung around all day and spent a lot of time in a tree close to the kitchen window.

I used to take birds for granted, but I see them differently when I think about God’s design. They are so intricate and detailed in their creation. Each one looks like a picture or a greeting card.

God created us with uniqueness and detail as well. And He cares for each of us even more than He takes care of the birds He created. I love that! As I watch birds – familiar ones or ones new to me, I think about God watching over them and me and all of mankind. And how He loves them and us – His creation!

BUT, He sent Jesus to die for mankind; to set us free. When we acknowledge and repent of our sin and receive Christ, we will indeed be flying free as we soar to new heights in His love and care.

These thoughts come to mind when I enjoy “bird watching”.

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31

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