Have you ever had one of those moments where you knew without a shadow of a doubt, God was right there with you in that very instant? Well, just this week I had an experience just like that.
The other day as I was walking up to my front porch after taking my dogs for a run, I looked down and as I glanced out of the corner of my eye, I saw the tiniest baby bird that barely had any feathers helplessly searching for its home. By it’s appearance, I could not believe this little creature was still alive. I just stood there thinking what in the world am I supposed to do? I franticly searched for a nest throughout the trees and bushes in my yard, but nothing could be found.
I was slightly aggravated because I did not have time to deal with this. In my frustration, I made several phone calls and the last person I talked with recommended that I sit still for an HOUR and watch to see if the momma and papa bird would come and feed it. She said the parents would not abandon the bird, and this way when I see them flying back and forth from their nest, I can simply place the bird back where it belongs.
Honestly, I got a little ticked off because I did not have an hour on my schedule to spare bird watching! I was antsy by the inconvenience, however something in me could not leave this tiny helpless creature all alone. So I sat across the yard and tolerantly waited and watched. Nothing was happening as I kept checking my watch every other minute. To release some of my frustration I got up and took a jog around the block and then sat back down again and waited. I ended up doing this song and dance for about an hour. Finally, as I sat patiently and quietly in the beauty of God’s creation tears swelled up inside of me as I felt the presence of the Lord sitting right there with me. The words from Matthew 28:20 flooded my soul,
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
In that moment I became aware that even in the midst of my busy life, God is always right here with me waiting.
I’m happy to say that God did reveal to me a near by birds nest that I was able to place this little creature in. I do not know what the out come will be for this little bird, however I do know that God spoke to me in a profound way that day, to make time to slow down and experience his presence.
I want to encourage you to take a moment and sit with God today. I would love to hear your experience. Comment today and your name will go into the drawing for a ticket to Linda’s upcoming Virtual Mini-Retreat Discovering God’s Will for your life!
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