At one point in our home in Sun City, Arizona, I put in a small waterfall in the back yard. Admittedly, I was taken by surprise when I counted more than twenty two species of birds in the yard to quench their thirst. We even had a parakeet flying around the area.
Recently, though I took out the waterfall and restructured the yard, we have the visit of a number of love birds. There is the consistent presence of the humming birds. I watched a hawk soaring around for approximately ten minutes one day last week, and on occasion hear the owl announcing its presence at night.
The birds paying us visits consistently make a most interesting adventure, without having to travel all over to see them. I have to admit that every so often I have to chase away the woodpecker who loves the sound produced on our antenna about five ‘o-clock in the morning. He has discovered also that the humming bird feeder is a good place for refreshment.
Perhaps the reference that Jesus made concerning the sparrow would be meaningful to us today, in light of that to which I have been referring. Matthew 6 is where we have the recorded words: “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not the life more than food and the body more than clothing? 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? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.” I must take a little longer: “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
There is always the knowledge: GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE!