Friday, April 24, 2009

A Robin At My Window



The other day my husband, and granddaughter Abigail, and I were sitting at the kitchen table having a wonderful time of devotion and prayer. We were just about finished when a robin flew up to the window and peeked in at us. I saw an object lesson, or spiritual truth, as I watched that pretty little bird.

Song of Solomon 2:11,12
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come...

In these early days of spring we are looking forward to the green grass, and the budding trees and flowers. We are wanting to get outside and enjoy the blue skies, and gentle breezes. We want to forget the chill of winter and move on with our lives. And I am always listening to the sound of singing birds!

In the mornings when I go to my front room to do devotions I often hear birds singing. This sound always lifts my heart, and of course reminds me of our awesome Creator. The littlest birds have faced the harshness of winter and are now singing their spring time songs,...and it is a blessing to me and a reminder to sing praise to my Creator for all He does for me, and how He brings me through the storms of life.

Their sweet music reminds me of the ways that He cares for them and provides for their needs. And it also makes me think of all of the ways that He provides for us.

Abigail and Grandpa and I had just been talking about God's goodness to us,...and then this little robin appeared. I couldn't help but think that it was a perfect ending to our devotion time,...and I viewed it as a "token for good".

I thank God for the special little gift of,...A Robin At My Window!

10 comments:

Veronica said...

Hi Mom,

Sorry I haven't stopped by all week to say hi. It's been a little busy around here, so I haven't been able to blog as much as I usually do. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed your previous post about your home. You took so many great pictures. Your house is just beautiful!

I also loved this post too. How neat that the Lord sent a little bird to your window right after your devotional time. How special was that!

well, I'm off to make dinner. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Love,
Veronica

Kristin said...

I'm cracking up at my "sister" leaving you the comment above that says "Hi Mom"! I just love y'all both so much!

Abigail is such a beautiful girl. I love the picture.

I love how you always see the gifts in everything too.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Your daughter,
Kristin :) Hee hee!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

I'm treasuring the sweet gifts of spring too...Our Creator is so good.

Love to you,
Kelly

Muthering Heights said...

What a sweet post...and a perfect devotional moment for you to share with Abigail! :)

Deanna said...

Linda, Thank you for coming over to my site and leaving such a nice comment. I enjoyed hearing from you. Thank you for becoming a follower and I pray you are blessed.

We hope to stay put for awhile. I love our little corner of the world right now and feel like God brought us to this place for healing and to get our lives in better order. I think the Flinthills are gorgeous.

I have an urgent prayer request.
My sister Debbie had complete knee replacement surgery on April 20th. She's still in the hospital and not doing well. I would greatly appreciate your prayers along with any prayer partners you have. Debbie is very near and dear to me. Thank you.

Talk to you soon.
May God richly bless you,
Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

Deanna said...

Dearest Linda,
Thank you for praying for my sister. I so appreciate this. I was greatly touched that you emailed me and had prayed.

Debbie lives in Iowa, so I don't get to see her very much.
Phone calls, emails, cards and letters are used.

Sympathies to you about your sister and may God comfort you.

Thank you for the prayers. Truly.

American Home said...

These are beautiful words.
Thanks for putting them down.
Blessings,

The Stylish House said...

Hi Linda,
It is always nice to have visitors on my blog, because it gives me the opportunity to meet a new friend! This was a lovely post and one I can relate to. Birds hold special meaning to me, because I often feel they are little winged messengers that bring a message of hope and grace. I am going to have a better look around your site and look forward to following you! ~Cathy~

Lynnette Kraft said...

Look at your blog all decked out! I'll bet you're looking forward to having a computer that will make it all quicker to put up huh? Did you get the email about the Dell computer that I put in the cart for you to look at?

I loved the picture of Gramps and Abigail and I'm so glad that she was able to spend special time with you both. You are both such a blessing! Oh, and I'm happy to share my momma with Kristin and Veronica and whoever else needs a momma. :) Wouldn't it be fun to really meet our blogging friends?
Love,
Lynnette

Joyfull said...

What beautiful lessons gleaned from the birds. I also love to hear them sing. What a beautiful gift!