Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gifts Outside My Window

Both my neighbor and I feed the birds. I hang a hummingbird feeder from the edge of my patio roof, and she suspends one with seeds from the side of her porch. Of course, her bird friends are much more vocal than my little hummers. Especially, when my window is open, I can hear them as they have their breakfast, loudly singing and chattering with one another.

I hear those birds, I know they are there, but I can’t see them.

It’s much the same with God. I can’t see His face as I see the faces of family and friends, but I know He’s here. He gives me evidence of His presence in so many ways. I see proof of Him in His creation, even looking only as far as outside my window – sunlight, mountains, trees, even those hungry birds as they fly to and from my neighbor’s feeder. I hear His voice in the thunder and the wind and the rains.

I can’t see Him as a physical being, but I know He’s here and that He’s with me all the time. All I need to do is look outside through my window.

… I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5b

1 comment:

  1. we have hummers in the summer and hang 3 or 4 feeders out. we love to be outside and feel their wings move the breeze as they fly by. they also like to investigate the holes in my red Crocs.

    god is good all the time and all the time god is good. that isn't scriptural...but it is true! :)+