The God Who Does Immeasurably More Than All We Could Ask…Or Even Imagine

Taking walks in nature is one of my favorite pastimes for it gives me the opportunity to observe the hand of God at work in the world that He has created.

In particular, I love watching birds and listening to their songs of praise.  There is one such place to which I often venture in spring, summer and fall months which I have called Symphony Corner.  Here, each morning, I listen as numerous birds fearlessly sing out their unique melody that has been given to them by the hand of the Creator, and together they create…

A masterpiece.

As I quietly listen, I get to watch some of them flit from branch to grass stalk gathering food for their young.  I stand amazed at how God provides for them each and every day, in little ways.  They don’t reap or store up in barns…

God feeds them.

When I see this I am reminded of the truth Jesus spoke in Matthew 6:26 – “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add on cubit to his stature?”

Yet, you know, even though I know and believe this truth, it is amazing at how fickle my heart can be.  There are some days where I no sooner step into the events of the day, and I can become overwhelmed with the struggles that I am going through.  Once overwhelmed, it does not take long for Worry to come knocking at the door of my mind, and soon thereafter, his sidekick Doubt makes an entrance.

I was going through such a time last fall, and I made it a priority to go out for a walk each day so that I would see the birds contentedly feeding on what God had provided for them.  Each day as I saw this, I reflected on the truth that my Heavenly Father has promised to provide for every need that I have, and surely if He provides for the birds of the air, He will provide for me.  Armed with this truth, I could send Worry and Doubt on their way, when they came knocking.

Then we got rain…

A lot of rain.

Last fall was probably one of the wettest falls that we had had in a long time.  There was so much mud, that it was very difficult for me to take my daily walk along the fields and trees to see the birds.

Can you imagine my utter amazement and delight, when I awoke one morning to find over one hundred robins feeding in our yard?  This had never happened before!

Each day, many times a day, I could look out the window and see God’s special care for them…

And for me.

God had brought the birds right to my front yard!

There is no way I could have ever routed that many birds to my yard…

But God could and He did!

This was not a request that I had prayed.  This was not an idea that had even crossed my mind to ask God for…

This was a gift given by the One who knows the needs of my heart…

Even better than I do.

This was a gift given to me by my Heavenly Father…

The One who is able to do immeasurably more than all I could ever ask or even imagine.

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