What a noise!  What a racket those birds were making!  I couldn’t figure out what was going on.  Then I located them.  Three young birds jumping up and down (yes they were) on the railing of the deck next door – yelling and screaming.  And then I saw her.  The mommy bird (I’m making an assumption) was helping herself to the bowl of dog food at the back door. She swooped down, grabbed a piece, fed a yelling baby bird the morsel, and then started all over again.  And all the while the babies continued to jump and scream.

At first I thought, “What a lazy mom for not finding worms!”  But then I remembered the scripture:  “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26)

I went back to what I was doing before the birds interrupted me.  I quit my own jumping up and down and yelling and screaming and sat down to finish paying the bills. 

Thank you, Lord, for providing for all of us. 


The writer of this blog is Sally Hoekstra, a member of Christ Memorial Church in Holland, MI.

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