Monday, December 15, 2008

Advent: Day 15

Isaiah 31:5 Just as birds hover over a nest,
so the Lord who commands armies will protect Jerusalem.
He will protect and deliver it;
as he passes over he will rescue it.

We finally got to go out on the Delta during the LBT retreat in early September. People come from all over the world to see the birds of the Delta as there are hundreds of species represented here. One of the things that struck me on the boating trip was the predictability of the birds. Our guide had no trouble knowing where to take us to see each variety in the area. He could even predict how they would react. The best example of this was how he showed us the fish eagle. We stopped by a clump of papyrus on one side of the river and he took out a fish. After sticking some wood in it to make it more float-able, he threw it into the middle of the river and told us to watch. Sure enough, here came a fish eagle, making for some great “spontaneous” photography. Birds are as they are made and you can count on them to be the way they were wired to be.

What aspect of God's care for you has been demonstrated repeatedly enough that you've come to count on it?

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