September 23, 2009

Look Up

My great nephew, Paris, who is now ten years old, has closely observed my bird watching habits. During our visits to the park and to the beach, his eyes and ears have become very keen in following our feathered friends. A few weeks ago, while attending a children's choir event in the park, he made an amazing discovery - a bird's nest! This nest was skillfully tucked in a tree just above where we had been standing in order to evade the scorching 85° summer heat. As a somewhat seasoned birder, I had missed this sighting, however, was able to capture it on camera. Why did I miss it? Simply because he had been looking up, and I had not.

From this, I learned a very important lesson . When the 'heat' of life seems too much to bear ... stop for a moment ... look up. There, we may find that amazing demonstrations of God's presence are closer than we think!

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?"
Psalm 121:1 (NIV)

1 comment:

Jamey said...

Beautiful post Merle! Thanks for sharing this.