If our heads ever become so lofty that there are certain places that are too far to bend, we would do well to remind ourselves of the King of Heaven. Fix our eyes on Him, follow His example, and we will see God on His hands and knees.
The verse of the day is Psalm 119:76. May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
I am amazed at the instinct that God has placed in His creatures. Somewhere deep in their makeup they know that they need to take care of their young. They do it persistently without giving up until their offspring are ready to fly and live on their own.
This great God who put this natural inclination deep in the heart of a little creature is the same God who cares for us. He hears us when we call, knows all our needs, and provides everything necessary to sustain life while He has a purpose for us here on earth. His compassion never fails!
I expect that in a few days the fledglings will fly away filled with strength gained from the worms and attention of their tireless parents. The same God who taught them how to care for their chicks is the same God who cares for you!
I continued to think about this sunrise as I crunched through the squeaky white drifts to take care of our animals in the barn. As I recalled all the blessings God has given me, I meditated on God’s faithfulness. I praised Him for a Carhart coat and overalls to keep me warm, heavy boots to protect my feet, electric water buckets for the goats and dog to keep the water from freezing, enough time to leave the defrost on in the car before leaving for work so I wouldn’t have to scrape the windows, and 3 strong boys to split wood for the wood stove (Thank you, Luke, John-Keith, & Nathan!). What a difference a heart of thankfulness can make in a person’s life! My whole outlook changed.