I noticed something this morning. The dear hummingbirds, which we adore and feed and watch daily, do not share well. There has been major fighting and buzz-by dive bombing, bird bullying, and intimidation tactics this morning over the newly filled feeder. As always, God uses his creation to show me things in myself. When I am worried about me, about what I get, about what I deserve, things turn ugly. I become filled with anxiety, anger, entitlement, and arguments.
If the dear little birds just realized that we will continue to fill this feeder faithfully for them, that there is plenty for all, that the sugar water will keep on coming…..they could surrender and drink and be filled. Peace.
That is what I need also. Surrender control. Trust without knowing. Peace that passes understanding.
“”Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you.” – Psalm 55:22
What is peace? Read this story shared by Bill Wilcox:
Someone had offered a large prize for the best painting that depicted the concept of peace. There were many entries of bucolic pastures with animals grazing, fields of flowers, and other such peaceful settings. The winning entry was much different. The scene was a rocky shoreline with towering cliffs in the midst of a frightening storm. Huge waves were crashing violently over the rocks, and the winds were fierce. Lightning flashed from the dark and menacing clouds that were dropping torrents of rain on the landscape below. In a small cleft of rock part way up the cliff above the shoreline was perched a small bird at rest – protected and covered by the rock surrounding it – safe from the vicious storm.
“He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.” ~Psalm 91:4