Thursday, March 28, 2013
I was completely caught unawares today by a little blessing from heaven. I had decided after I left dinner, to jog back to my dorm room. I had reached the library (which was about the halfway point) when a girl approached me saying "Excuse me!". When I went over to see what it was she wanted, I learned that she and a group of her friends had discovered on the library porch, what seemed to be an injured bird. They really didn't know what to do with it, but they wanted to be sure that the bird didn't get hurt by some human unawares of where they were going. The poor little thing was scared to death of all those people around! I sat on the ground where the little guy was, and using what knowledge I had from being a total smartie-pants in my younger days, tried to calm the poor dear. As I petted him and talked sweetly to him, I could see his chest de-puff, and eventually he allowed me to pick him up. There's a wooded area by the chapel just across the street from the library, so I took him there. I saw that there were others of his kind there, and figured it must have been either where he was going, or where he came from. I sat him down next to the bush, assuring him of his safety. I didn't take two steps back when he darted into the bush for shelter from any predatory harm, and quite possibly food as he was a fat little one! In my busy life, I don't really get moments to stop and take a look at what all is around me. But all around me, there is such abundant life! There are trees that grow in the woods that mammals and birds and insects of all shapes colors and sizes reside in and live off of. There are flowers, both natural and planted, that display vast arrays of colors and patterns that not only please the eye, but also become ever so crucial to their own survival! This little bird that God put in my path today was a breath of fresh air. I had such a long day with little energy to get through it, but I walked away from that moment with a sense of peace. And I knew that no matter how bad the storms of life got, that there would always, indeed, be life in abundance all around me.
"O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions." ~Psalm 104:24 (NKJV)