Sunshine makes such a difference doesn’t it? Being at home during these strange times of Covid-19 can make one very lazy but the sunshine today drew me out, at least into the back garden . Just standing there looking at the regrowth of flowers and plants and listening to the birds singing, even feeling the tiniest bit of heat from the sun on my face, was like balm for the soul – so soothing. As I potted some flowers that I was given weeks ago as a birthday gift, I even managed to forget for moments at a time the strange world we inhabit just now. Funny to think that as the human world is being turned upside down, the world of nature is getting on with life as usual, birds building nests, looking for food, singing their hearts out as the sun sets…. (See video below)
Perhaps if we hadn’t interfered so much in the world of nature we would not be where we are today! Who knows?
But the main thing is that just as God keeps the sparrows and the blackbirds and the pigeons close to His heart, so He also keeps us close too. If He cares for the birds of the air, will He not as much, or even more care for us – we, who are also the work of His hands, His creation?
Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26
So do not lose hope – stay close to the Lord!