Have you ever found a bird that fell out of a nest that had fallen apart?
Situation. One day this summer, I was outside enjoying the fresh air, and the kids, and the beautiful woods when my husband looked on the ground next to our huge maple tree and said “What is this?” It was a baby bird.
Immediately, I was hoping it was not another dead bird. It was not dead, it was still alive. I held it in the palm of my hand as it opened wide its mouth for food.
We agreed that it looked like a baby robin. We looked up in the large oak tree to see if we could find the nest that it came from. Sure enough, about 20 feet up, we saw a nest that looked like it had fallen apart.
I placed the baby robin on the ground where it was found. Then I stepped inside and decided to watch the baby robin from inside and see if the parents would come back for it. I saw 2 robins come close and so I figured those were the parents.
So I got this crazy idea to place the baby robin in an empty gallon ice cream container and hang it in the small, purple maple tree that was about 20 feet from the large oak tree. I wanted to see if the mama bird would come back and take care of it.
As I watched from inside, I saw a robin fly to the container and sit on the edge and jump into the container. My heart was eased and comforted, thinking that the mother robin would take care of her baby.
I slept in peace that night, confident that the bird would live. The next morning, I hurried to the purple maple tree to check on the bird. To my dismay, the baby robin did not make it.
Thoughts and feelings. I was tired of finding dead birds around my house. What do I do now? Do I just ignore baby birds that I find on the ground? I have to admit that I worry about the birds. Can you tell? Is there any hope?
Truth. I am so glad that my hope is in the Lord. Psalms 38:15 says “For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.” God does hear us when we cry out to Him. He is our only hope.
In Lamentations chapter 3, Jeremiah remembers the hope he has in God. Even through all the suffering, he could still say that God’s compassion never fails and His mercies are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.
Outcome. I thank God for His faithfulness in every area of my life. Even in the little things that nobody else might care about.
Have you placed your hope in God?