A Moment for the Birds


Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? Luke 12 :24 KJV

After spending the last six weeks alone while my wife is taking care of her sister on the other coast I decided to just play hooky yesterday. I did nothing more work related than have breakfast, pack a few things and head to the beach. For me there is nothing more stress relieving than walking along the shore, listening to the waves and watching birds. Maybe Jesus also walked alone watching birds. He taught us to be as gentle as doves and told us we were of more value than sparrows. Today’s verse focuses on a less lovely bird – the raven. To me they are just big homely looking black birds, but God chose to create them with the special purpose of showing us worriers that He will take care of us. Well, I didn’t see any ravens at the beach – but I did get some great photos of a Great White Egret, who didn’t appear to be too worried about anything – not even my presence! I hope you enjoy my bird photos for the week and that if you are also struggling sometimes with stress that you take a quiet walk and talk to a bird or two. Have a blessed night everybody!

Published by pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

6 thoughts on “A Moment for the Birds

  1. Wow, that is one photogenic egret! He probably hoped you would hand him a fish. You are so right about getting out in nature, Pastor Pete. I never feel closer to God than when I’m out in his creation. Blessings.

    1. You are probably right about the fish. Maybe he decided to give up waiting for a hand out and just went back to work. Either way it gave me a beautiful series of shots and a lesson on leaving my worries to God.

  2. I can’t think of a better way relieve stress then to step outside and enjoy the beauty of our Heavenly Father’s creation. I love the thought that “Maybe Jesus also walked alone watching birds.” You captured some incredible pictures of the egret. My favorite is the one where is flight is framed by the blue skies and the grey, green water.

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