Written by Emily McLean
One of the first sounds that gave me hope in this tumultuous time were the birds singing. It became a priority to go out and buy more birdseed and plant wildflowers to encourage their song. Each day, their songs and bits of green growing — some out of the dead brown winterized plants — remind me of Matthew 6:26-28, ‘Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.’
Even though we have lost the illusion of control, God IS in control. The emerging colors of spring shout out to me that God IS in control in a situation that is so gray. The birds instill in me that so many things in this life do not satisfy — except human connection and God’s Word and His love. I often draw out my prayers and I’d like to share this one with you as a reminder that God knows our needs and still cares for us in the present time.