Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…Therefore do not worry about tomorrow…” Matthew 6
When I look to the east out of our living room window, I see our bird feeders. Throughout the day there is an ongoing dance of flight, as the birds wing their way back and forth for a quick bite. Sometimes they crowd in to fight for position and access to the precious seeds. Other times there is simply a lone woodpecker or blue jay, feasting by himself.
When I gaze out the south window, the bee hive is in sight, nestled into the woods. The bees are quiet now, tucked away into the hive as they prepare for the long, cold months ahead. But on a warm day, they will emerge and buzz around the entrance, turning the white walls of the hive into a black, swarming mass of energy. They have already provided rich, dark honey as well as honeycomb which we melted into lovely, lightly-scented candles.
It gives me great pleasure to watch these communities of nature – the sight and sound of God’s creation.
I give thanks for the birds, bees, and the wonder of nature.
What are you thankful for today?