God cares for you

When Ray and I recently traveled to Texas (and went through what seemed like the storm from hell), we stayed with his mom Judy and his stepdad Leonard Smyth. They live in a close-knit home association’s community by a beautiful, peaceful lake near Quitman, TX. They had hung a bird feeder and a hummingbird feeder on a shepherd’s hook by their back deck. Ray went fishing while he was there, which he loves. 

bird and hummingbird feeders on back deck
bird and hummingbird feeders on back deck
lake by Ray's parents' house near Quitman, TX
lake by Ray’s parents’ house near Quitman, TX
Ray fishing at his parents' house on the lake, Texas
Ray fishing at his parents’ house on the lake, Texas

I decided when we came home that I’d buy a bird feeder and a hummingbird feeder to hang near our sunroom outside. My favorites are the bright red cardinal, the mourning dove, and the little sparrows. 

On our trip to Texas, that was the first time I saw a hummingbird in person. It’s been a little cold still for the hummingbirds here in the Kansas City, MO, area. I haven’t seen one yet, but Ray says we should soon and to watch for them.

bird feeder and hummingbird feeder
bird feeder and hummingbird feeder
My sunroom: red geranium, green plant & red flowered cactus
My sunroom: red geranium, green plant & red flowered cactus
Red flowered cactus
Red flowered cactus

Each morning I have a cup of coffee or chai with Natural Bliss cream, my little indulgence since I’ve given up Coke (a miracle, because I’ve been addicted to it for years!). I pray and watch the birds.

Recently I bought a chair for Ray to join me out there when he’s not working or busy. I asked our daughter Heather if this makes us seem like “old people” to watch birds, lol. She said no, just whatever makes us happy.

me and Ray, Branson marriage retreat
me and my husband Ray

The birds are funny to me. (I am easily amused.) They chirp, sing praise to God, and sometimes fuss at each other, like an old married couple. 

Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The birds give me a picture of God’s care for us as His children. As I watch them, I’m amazed that God knows every bird by name, sees it wherever it flies, and feeds it. 

red cardinal

“What is the price of two sparrows–one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” – Matthew 10:29

God is even more concerned for you and me. He loves you with an everlasting love and cares about every detail of your life. Rest in that love.

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