Saturday, January 28, 2012

For the Birds

This winter our family put out our first bird feeder.  Just two bagel halves slathered in peanut butter and dipped in seed.  We hung it up in front of our picture window and waited, anticipating a throng of beautiful birds to come and nibble before our very eyes.  Well, we waited more than two days without even so much as a peck.  So we decided that maybe we should pray and ask God to help the birds find the food.  And that is very much how the prayer went, "Dear God, please help the birdys find the food. Amen." and so we prayed and we waited.  Until one day the bagels were all gone!  This was not exaclty the outcome poor Levi had expected when he prayed.  What he really had meant was he did want the birds to find the food, but he also wanted to witness the feeding.

We have since upgraded to a fancy plastic feeder that looks like a barn full of delicious seeds, thanks to a very thoughtful Mom Mom.  And each day we watch as cardinals, finches, red headed woodpeckers and even squirels come to feed. 

Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
 and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
 Are you not much more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:26

Yesterday we resubmitted our formal application to our adoption agency after having it declined for our intended country.  We took a closer look at everything we own and we put a value on it, hoping that it would bring up our total net worth and balance out the dive our home took along with everyone elses.

And why do you worry about clothes? 
 See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin. 
 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 
 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
 and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:28-29,33

Regardless of what we look like on paper I can rest assured in who's I am and not just at what I own.  I trust that whatever decision is made now by our agency that God will use this to bring us just one step closer to his plan.

Many, O Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us
no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 40:5

Much like the birds, I am unable to care for myself without the help of a loving heavenly father.  So even though I am a little anxious, I'm trying to trust in His timing.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
 that he may lift you up in due time. 
 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1Peter 5:6-7

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