Baby Bird

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This little baby bird….

…sat all alone…

on a flagstone in my garden pathway.

He had just fledged…

just sailed from the nest…

whether he was crowded out…

or pushed out, I don’t know, but….

he had coasted down on under-developed wings…

until he came to rest on the rock….wobbly on his little feet…new feathers and fluff still fresh…

I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to fly back up to his nest–or even navigate up to a safe tree limb.

It made a sad picture, really.  I was aware that he was totally helpless and vulnerable….and he actually just sat there as I approached him to take these pictures.  He didn’t seem to even realize that he could be in danger–being too immature to understand his vulnerability. Or his fragility…

I think sometimes we are like this little bird too…finding ourselves in difficult or dangerous situations…weak, unprotected and unaware.

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But although the wee little bird was unaware of his surrondings and its dangers, his parent was watching–very aware!–and looking out for him, with sharp warning chirps…most likely ready to dive-bomb the photographer if necessary!  I quickly left the scene before being perceived as a threat to a helpless baby bird!

We need to realize….that there is a far more protective and caring, loving Father in heaven, Who watches over those who fear Him–those who hope in His mercy!

Please look again at Psalm 33:18-19:

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death…”

I love that!

And again, Psalm 33:22:

“Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.”

When we become aware–and see our need–spiritually–and then in penitence turn to–cling to–and obey–the only One Who can help us with our sin–then we can be sure that His eye is on us–when we fear Him, and hope in His mercy!

Praise be to God!

Hugs!

Lisa

p.s.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these scripture graphics—and as always, please know that you are most welcome to copy and print them, for personal use.  These baby bird pics would be great framed in a small child’s room, or used to make sets of gift cards…hope you’ll find a special, creative use for them…and we’d love to have you share a picture of the project you make from this week’s photography!
p.p.s. Do baby birds tug at your heart too? Is it their innocence–or their cuteness that you admire? Feel free to leave a comment…

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