Hummingbirds have feet, but they are very small and are used for perching, scratching, and other low key movements. But a hummingbird doesn’t need strong feet to fly.
I have had several wonderful moments with hummingbirds in the past few years, and I feel that God is using this amazing creation to show me something very important.
In 2015, while I was struggling mightily to walk months after an ankle injury, I was pretty low. We were on vacation at a lake house, and I was unable to participate in any of the family activities, like going down the stairs to the lake, or boating, or taking a walk. I told myself it was ok, but it gets you down after months of the same.
I sat there on the porch alone, and a beautiful hummingbird flew and hovered directly in front of my face…..within a foot. He stayed there for almost a minute. I felt so amazed and uplifted, and thought about it the rest of the day.
The next day, I was sitting in the same chair, and he came back AGAIN! And again, hovered and beat his beautiful wings right in front of me. I knew God was sending me a sign that there is always hope, that there is always something to be excited about, that He is always with me.
Fast forward to Christmas 2019. I had just had my fourth surgery on the same ankle since 2016. Feeling a bit low again, as the cycle of injury and surgery seemed unending. I opened up my present from my son and daughter-in-law…..a hummingbird necklace. They did not know about my hummingbird experience. It brought me to tears. God is the same; He is still with me. There is always hope.
The hummingbird doesn’t have strong feet, but oh, how he flies.