Friday, May 4, 2012

I sit and watch

I love to sit and watch many things, clouds, people, storms, but one of my favorites have always been birds!

I used to read every book I could borrow from the library about them, I used to sit in my bedroom on our family's second floor beside my window - eye level to a very tall tree.  There I would sit for hours and sketch the birds.  I don't know what happened to my sketches.

Birds all by themselves would single-handedly convince me there is a Creator.  They are fascinating and self-sufficient and meticulously detailed and they sing to the King daily!

Tonight just before sunset - cardinals ate at our bird feeder.  It's a feeder with a very tiny perch.  I wondered if they could stay on the perch.  They did.  They used their tails to balance their weight - with quick flicks it counter balanced the sway the wind caused.  An amazing design.

Why would the creator of the world care about such detail?  And then why would He allow me to see it ?

My guess is that He loves it when we appreciate His handiwork - when His attention to such detail causes me to Worship Him.

I love Him and I praise Him for all He shows me each day.  His is my Father and the Creator of billions and billions of detail that points me toward Him.

Job 12:7-10 (ESV)

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;
    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every living thing
    and the breath of all mankind.

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