In the midst of all the uncertainties going on in our world a momma bird has chosen our front door winter wreath to bring her little ones into the world. First the nest was noticed, then one egg, then days later two, then over a week later there are now four eggs!! Delightfully I laughed yesterday discovering the four! Wooo weee the Lucas love porch has a lot of hanky panky going on!!!!! Why our noisy front door with kids in and out, three dogs barking, two cats that lurk in the window? It doesn’t seem to be a safe option for the momma bird in my mind, yet here we are. Of course my winter wreath will be up for the duration as Spring in the truest of forms transpires on our door. Now I feel a sense of responsibility wanting the door to open and close carefully because of the fragile new life that rests on it! How beautiful is the craftsmanship of the nest and the eggs. The security of the nest is amazing in how it doesn’t even shake on the wreath as we open and close the door! Simply amazing to me!!
As this Covid-19 virus rips across the world I am reminded even more deeply of how fragile life is. How very precious this gift of life! Every life, the unborn, the elderly, the special needs, every ethnicity precious and fragile. We are one race, the Human race, and God is giving us a chance to see how very delicately we all hang in His beautifully created balance! In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus tells us not to worry. Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet our Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” The other night on Facebook I watched one of my favorite Christian artists sing “His Eye is on the Sparrow” from her home with her hubby on the piano. As my tears flowed her powerful voice stirred me to worship and thank God for life itself and my family. (I am not sure about copy writes. I don’t make money from my blog, but search Natalie Grant’s facebook page to listen😏)
One of my favorite songs as a kid was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”. This is what I envision now as there is so much uncertainty. God created us, He loves us, He is in control, He is the giver of life and gave us free will to choose to love Him back. The lyrics of this song repeats the same line four times for each verse. ” He’s got the whole world in His hands. He’s got the itty bitty baby in His hands. He’s got you and me brother in His hands. He’s got you and me sister in His hands. He’s got the wind and the rain in His hands. He’s got the whole world in His hands”. As a little girl I remember reaching out to my dad for his hand on walks or in a busy place for safety. My dad had big hard working hands that represented strength to me. How much greater are our Heavenly Fathers hands holding all of creation in balance with His strength, power, and love.
Our front door is essentially the only way in and out of the front of our house so trying not to disturb momma bird is difficult. This reminds me that there is only one way to life everlasting in heaven. Jesus is the door. Our world is broken. The disease of sin has ravaged the human race since Adam and Eve ate from the one tree that God asked them not to. We are all under the curse of sin. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary. Making him fully God and fully human. You see God left the glory of heaven to feel all that we feel here on earth because of our sin disease. He was fully tempted to sin as we are, yet He never sinned. This made him the only one that could take the punishment for our sins. He took our place on the cross bearing all of the world’s sin. He rose three days later proving that He is God. God did this out of love for His creation. He gave us free-will to choose to love Him in return by accepting Jesus as the Lord of our life. John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 10:9-10 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
My prayer is that we as the human race will awaken to how valuable life truly is. That we will love and care for others again. Right now the sacrifice is not that great. Just stay at home and love your family. My prayer is we will open our eyes and hearts as to what is truly important and what has been a distraction. God asks us to love Him and love each other. Our basic human needs of food, water, shelter and love is what is important. We have become so greedy as our sin disease ravages mankind. God is bigger than any disease, He is bigger than any government, and He is bigger than all of our own personal pride. I invite you to have a personal relationship with Him and walk through that door of life. There is hope in Jesus no matter what is going on around us!!