Those of you who know me well will remember how I love birds.
I love their pretty colours, watching them fly in different formations, how they build their nests which endure all kinds of weather conditions, and how they feed and care for their young.
But mostly I love to hear them sing.
To wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing, has to be one of life’s greatest pleasures and comforts.
I imagine that they wake up singing praises to their Creator, and again in the evening, singing to thank God for protecting them during the day.
They don’t worry about life’s problems, or Covid-19.
They are aware that a predator could have them or their young for lunch and remain vigilant, but their hope and trust is in God their Creator.
During the 80 ‘s ,we lived in an apartment building which had a huge tree in front.
The birds awakened us each morning singing, and again in the evening, between 5pm and 6pm just as the sun was setting.
What a beautiful sound. It was like an orchestra!
So, what can we learn from the birds?
To wake up each morning with a song on our lips of Praise to our God oblivious
to any problems which might come our way during the day.
To end our day with a song of praise, thanking God for His Protection.
To realize that God takes care of the birds, so how much more will he take care of us.
In fact God says just that in His Word in Matthew 6.v.26.
“ Look at the birds, they don’t need to plant, or harvest, or put food in barns because your Heavenly Father feeds them, and you are more valuable than they are.
Do you remember the hymn “ God will take care of you?”
One line of it says”Beneath His Wings of love abide God will take care of you”
Try singing it today, in the morning when you wake up, and again at night.
It will lift your spirits, and remind you that God truly does care for you.
Remember: Whatever is going on around us or within us, the Birds are still singing.