Let me share with you about the second time I tried to save baby birds. Because obviously I did not learn from my first time if you read my first attempt on my post How My Love for Birds Began.
Situation. Last month as I was walking in my yard by my favorite purple maple tree, I noticed a nest of baby birds in the lowest branch. My cats, Spots and Mittens, were on the tree trying to climb on the branch to reach the nest. There were 3 tiny baby birds in a small nest that were chirping loudly.
I quickly took both of my cats and put them in the garage. I gave them the sternest look that I had, and proceeded to tell them to leave those baby birds alone. Like they would understand me. Right? Anyways, I kept those naughty cats in the garage all night and the next day.
The next day, I had my friend over to my house with her 3 kids. Our kids were playing together in the garage. As the kids were going outside from the garage, my cats escaped.
Pretty soon I noticed Mittens had one of the baby birds in her mouth. I hurried to the edge of the yard where she was and took the bird from her mouth. The baby bird was still alive.
So I took the bird and placed it back in the nest. Then I placed Mittens back in the garage.
My friend had this brilliant idea to wrap Duck tape around the trunk to keep the cats from climbing up the tree. So I hurried to the garage to find my husband’s Duck tape.
We wrapped it around the trunk and around the branch that the nest was on.
Later, my daughter noticed one of the baby birds on the ground by the tree. So I picked it up and placed it back in its nest.
I really wanted these 3 baby birds to not be eaten by my cats. The next day, there was only 1 baby bird left. And that last one did not make it through the following day.
Thoughts and feelings. I was heartbroken once again. It brought tears to my eyes.
Truth. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths” is a verse that God brought to my mind. “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13. This one too: John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” ”
Outcome. I decided I had to put all my trust in God and acknowledge that He is in control. I asked God to help me trust Him fully. I have to honest though that I continue to look forward to Heaven where there will be no sickness or death…and cats won’t be killing any birds. What a wonderful day that will be!
Do you struggle with casting all your cares on Him? What is your favorite passage from God’s Word about trusting in Him?