This is for the Birds!
Literally. I never cared or thought about birds a whole lot before we got our cottage. My automatic thought about bird watchers were they were nerdy people. With binoculars. Well, just put up a bird feeder and watch how fast you turn into one of those nerds! Only I am a nerd with a camera! It is my most favorite part of my cottage. My big challenge is to find a new bird to photograph. I have a bunch of bird feeders. It's starting to look a little much. But those creatures! The perfect way the feathers lay, the colors that show up in the sunlight that you don't normally notice, the way their little "feet" clamp onto a branch. They are amazing. And of course, they are an outstanding example of God's Artwork. And don't even get me started on flowers, more of God's masterpieces!
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life......... "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?… Matthew 25-26
The bible tells us not to worry many, many times. That God has our back if you have faith. Here's what I figure. That faith makes me sane, peaceful, joyful and just plain happy not to have to worry. Why wouldn't I take that gift? If it's all a bunch of hooey, then I was all those things anyway! But when I look at those beautiful birds and think how they soar through life, happy as a lark, if you will, I know it is not a bunch of hooey. We have an awesome God.