Monday, February 25, 2013
I have become enchanted with God's creation of the feathered sort. When we moved to our new house, I hung a birdfeeder on a large tree right out the front window of our sunroom. Birds flocked to it. So I hung another and another and now I have five feeders and two suet cages. I'm fascinated, enamored, amazed over my new feathered friends.
In my opinion, the bright red northern Cardinals are the most beautiful. I have a half dozen or so that visit every day. I have two red-bellied woodpeckers that are arrayed in my favorite color combination: black and white back feathers and a red head. Then there's the black and white striped downy woodpecker. What a charmer! Not to mention the rather large family of tiny goldfinches that can eat a tube of black oil sunflower seeds in half a day or less.
I can sit and watch their comings and goings for hours. I marvel at the artistry, complexity and beauty of God's created beings. He didn't have to give us birds and butterflies. It would have been enough to just have blue skies, warm sunshine and green grass.
But because of His infinite love, He chose to give us tulips and monarchs and robins and rainbows and seahorses and zebras. For us to enjoy. To help us understand His love. To humble us at His majesty. God's creation is indescribable! And I'm enchanted and totally in love with the Creator of it all.
"Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?", Matthew 6:26-30.