Friday, September 11, 2009

The Gift

I was given a gift today.

Unexpectedly.

Isn't it a beauty? I have been collecting these treasures over the years and I am up to about seven. They have all been abandoned or blown from the trees in our yard.

I just marvel at all the layers and funny fibers that are found inside some of these nests. This one has a bit of red curling ribbon and a beautiful stem with the seed pods still attached.

The outsides are always tattered, matted and rugged.
Rough.

But not the inside. In the roundness of the inside I can see the smooth indentation of where small eggs were cradled and where small babies were care for. It really is so sweet to ponder.

My husband brought this in on the first afternoon of home school, as the kids and I tackled our classical writing exercises. It was rough day, we were tired in our thinking and progress had been so slow. It was such a kind gesture. I really felt such a deep warmth come over me like peace.

Thank you dear husband.

Even the birds of the air are cared for and not forgotten like it says in Matthew 6:26. You can see the Lord's provision for these amazing creatures. It reminded me in a tangible way that the Lord will make a way in this chapter of our lives and bring me peace.

He does care for me.
Do Not Worry
26Look at the bird
s 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
This is my chicken's egg and feather

6 comments:

chaser of the wind said...

JEALOUS, that is a beautiful nest!!

Oh what a wonderful Father we have, :). love you mama. you are beautiful.

Laura said...

Ha! You're ahead of me, I only have 5 bird nests! :) Aren't we blessed, my husband brought me my last (and largest one) and Robin's nest! I am thankful daily for being held in the hands of our wonderful Creator!

Love to you and your beautiful family!

Lovely Linda said...

What a beautiful gift - I love bird nests, love the scripture that you quoted and how true it is!! Birds are among my favourite animals and I love the detail of their nests - they are naturally beautiful yet functional BUT not at all overdone! How we could learn from them!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing this treasure of the heart Heather!!

Happy Birthday to you too my friend!! {{{hugs}}}

Sisterlisa said...

How sweet. Thanks for sharing. I found out about your blog from Jill. She says you and I have the same accent. lol Go West Coast! heehee So are you on Twitter or Facebook??

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