I sat at my desk, stressed and worried, as I pondered deep choices. Christians aren’t supposed to worry, I know, but I have that gift.
A movement outside the window caught my eye. Mr. Bluebird and his fledgling stopped to check on me. We have two nest boxes in our yard and watch over them with care. This year we’ve enjoyed 3 broods. Mr. Bluebird wanted to share his grown-up son and I held my breath, knowing it was a special moment.
Mr. Bluebird passed his son a juicy worm, waited a few seconds, and flew away. The youngster made noise and flapped his wings. He rotated his head looking for Dad as I streaked to get the camera. Right after the shutter snapped, Junior flew off to tackle life on his own.
Later I checked the nest box and saw Mr. Bluebird busy with another of his children. There is so much to consider in life and watching the kids solo is a biggie for most of us. Mr. Bluebird seemed calm and relaxed, though.
Perhaps he knew a secret. Perhaps he believes what God wrote.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7(NASB)
The light clicked on and drove my worry away. Imagine, a Bible lesson taught by a bird! I went back to work assured God has everything under His control.