I would like to share a story that a friend shared with me. Several weeks ago, my friend found a baby bluebird on the ground at her home. She watched the bird for a several minutes and realized that the mother bird was no where to be seen. She took the little bird in, and for over three weeks she fed it, loved it, and taught it to fly. The little bluebird was such a pet and depended on her for its care. At night, it slept in a cage, and it flew around her house during the day. During a visit, it landed on top of my head while I was in the living room. It was the cutest little bird!
My friend came over the other day and shared with me a story that touched my heart and made me once again realize what a loving God we have.
She told me that she had decided to release the bird into the wild. She took the little bird to the window and talked to it for a while. She told the little bird that she loved it and that it was free to fly away if it wanted to. Being a softy for all of God's creatures, she was worried and saddened. She said a special prayer for her sweet little bluebird. She told the Lord how she was concerned that the bird would not be able to hunt and feed itself. She asked the Lord to please watch over it. After she had opened the window, she went over to the kitchen sink to wash dishes. After a few minutes, she saw the little bird fly out of the window and down towards the ground. Immediately she thought that the little bird was not ready, and she feared that the cat would get it. She hurried out and looked all around for the bird but could not find it. She looked up at the very corner of her house, and sitting on the tin roof was her bluebird and another one exactly like it!
How awesome is our God! Oh, how He loves us and cares about our every concern. Out of all the birds outside, what are the odds that within a few seconds, another bluebird would be right beside her little bluebird. We have no doubt that God sent that other bluebird to be a helper and a friend to her little bluebird.
God cares about the smallest of His creation, and how much more does He care about us.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 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? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:25-34
How often do we worry unnecessarily? Isn't is so easy for us to forget how capable God is? We may feel like a problem is too small to concern God with it. On the other hand, we feel other circumstances are too big. We immediately go for the Ibuprofen when we have a headache, because that's such a small matter and why bother God with it. Then our first response to a major, even life threatening, situation is fear and doubt. God wants to hear from us. He wants us to trust in Him for ALL things.
My friend was so touched by God's answer to her prayer. As she watched the two birds fly from tree to tree together, she was overwhelmed by God's love and care. Our Heavenly Father speaks to us in so many ways. If we take time to talk with Him, and have faith in Him, He will show us how much He loves and cares for us.
Her story (God's lesson) made my soul rejoice in my Lord and Creator. I could feel His Holy Spirit and His love so deeply. It was such a small matter, but nothing is too small or great for our Heavenly Father!
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come.
Song of Solomon 2:12