This is the Day

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 KJV

We’ve sung it, embroidered it on wall hangings and said it so often that sometimes it loses its freshness. I was so delighted that with all the problems swirling around in our world that God took a moment to remind me and refresh my heart.

Here in Florida we are known by the tourists for two kinds of wildlife: flamingos (which we have yet to see after 3 1/2 years) and alligators – which are rare in these parts. So I was delighted to unexpectedly spot a good sized gator pop his head up for a moment while I passed by our community pond on Monday. Hoping for better light and a closer photo opportunity (but not too close!) I set off on my Sunday morning walk. As I neared the pond I was taken in by the breathtaking clarity of the morning light and the perfect colorful reflections on the water. Yet all the while I was hoping for a peek at a fearsome predator, God had something different and delightful in mind.

It wasn’t the spectacle I expected but it was what God had prepared for me today. Then He reminded me that this is His day and I just might miss what He has in store if I insist on hunting for alligators!

A Sparrow’s Wings

That I should pray and not give up
The Bible made it plain
But when problems seemed too great
I often just complained

Till as I sat alone one day
A sparrow hopped right down
With just one leg he seemed so odd
As he ate the crumbs he’d found

Then when he had finished lunch
He started up to sing
And when the breeze began to blow
He lifted up His wings! 

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 
Luke 18:1 NLT

A Sparrow's Wings by Peter Caligiuri 
copyright 2022 all rights reserved

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When The Woodpecker Went to Work

The cardinals were singing 
While the hawk sat on his perch
All the pigeons were just sleeping in
When woodpecker went to work!

And his tapping kept reminding me
I still have a job to do
And just sitting round and dreaming
Is not what God has planned to do

For even though He gives us song
And to rest awhile is fine
He still has more for us in store
To do in Summertime

For there’s a garden we must plant
With rows to weed and tend
And water with our tears and prayers
Till His kingdom come again

When Woodpecker Went to work by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved
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