Yesterday, Jeanne, over at Bermuda Bluez , posted an inspirational quote which basically said that we should use all of our communicative skills to convey our beliefs and dreams. I thought that was a very interesting quote, as sometimes I feel that I have not given God the proper glory in my life. Sometimes, I forget that it is from His hand that life was issued forth. It is He who sends the rain, the snow, and the sunshine in His appointed times. I mulled Jeanne’s post yesterday, a good part of the day.
This morning, I watched the little birds outside my window, flapping their wings and journeying betwixt trees and feeder, moving almost nervously back and forth. As I watched, I couldn’t help but think of the Creator of the Universe….that He would create such beautiful little creatures that we might enjoy them. It seems when I am deepest in my thoughts of God’s great world created for our pleasure, He shows up. Always in most unexpected ways.
I saw the little female Downy Woodpecker out on the tree. Boy, I thought to myself, I would love to get a nice photo of her. She seems rather tame when I lift the window. Perhaps….
I went upstairs and indeed raised the window. She seemingly ignored me! I began to talk to her a bit and she glanced my way….
It was *then* another of those precious “God moments” showed up. Totally unexpected. Totally out of the blue…
I had mentioned the other day that as I was photographing “Mrs.” Downy, she apparently flew off and “Mr.” Downy took her place. I had found it so curious. But, in all the years I have been photographing the birds here, I have never seen Mr. and Mrs. Downy together!
The two birds worked away….it seemed that they were unaware of one another, although I doubt that! Mr. Downy looked right at me. If birds have the capability of “winking”, I think this is certainly where Mr. Downy would have done so, before both he and Mrs. left the tree.
And in the midst of me happily snapping away with an itching trigger finger, I imagined my Heavenly Father, smiling down as I so appreciated just one more of His “God moments”! This had nothing to do with luck. Nor coincidence. Merely a “God-incidence!”