Friday, June 13, 2008

His eye is on the sparrow....

This is what we saw on Sunday when we peeked inside the bird's nest. Lots of little feathers, with one egg not having yet hatched at this point. Now, look what I see today: Scrawny little birds packed tightly inside their very tiny nest! It 's amazing how much they have changed already!
They seem to be just flopping around in the nest... apparently, waiting for Mama bird to bring some supper in this picture. I've had new carpet put down this week and new furniture delivered today.... all without disturbing the birds. Everyone is still using either the garage door or the back door. This has been a little inconvenient to all of us, but it has truly been a gift watching these little miracles right in front of our eyes.
And you know, God not only watches over the little sparrows, but he truly watches over ME. There were fatal shootings at a nursing home this week, in our new town where hubby transferred recently. As many of you know, we decided to keep our house, and I've moved back home and resumed my former job. However, if we had not made that decision, I would have been at that very nursing home when the shootings occurred. My office would have been just down the hall. I don't think I would have been in any danger, as the shooter did not intend to take anybody's life, other than his own, his wife's, and his mother's. But I don't think my mind or my body could have handled the horrific events of that day. I turned down that job just days before returning to my current job. I pray for all those involved and I thank my dear heavenly Father that he truly watches over me!


ancient one said...

This is probably the prettiest and most touching post I have seen in some time. I'm so glad you were not involved with that nursing home tragedy. I know it can happen any where, and I, too, thank GOD that you were in a safe place on that day.
Love you!!

ancient one said...

Oh yeah, I love the pictures of the birds. Hurry and show the pictures of your new furniture.

Kentucky Bound said...

What a beautiful miracle you've been given the honor to witness first hand. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

God is so good! Sometimes it's hard not to question circumstaces or a sudden change in direction, but He always knows what's best. I'm glad you were safe and sound in your "real" home when tragedy struck across the state.


Kim said...

When we see God's handiwork right in front of our face, we can't help but be in awe of his power. I'm so glad you are safe and did not have to witness such tragedy. We serve such an amazing and loving Lord.

Sandy said...

God works in mysterious ways. Blessings to you,pen pen.

Nancy Jo said...

How cute is that! I think mom should have spent a little extra time and made the nest a bit bigger. Maybe she wasn't planning on a bumper crop of little ones.

Debbie J. said...

Reminds me of that song, Thank God For Unanswered Prayers. Glad you didn't take that job. You are sweet to take care of the birds too!

Chocolate Cat said...

So glad that you were nowhere near the shootings, just more proof that things happen for a reason. Thank you for sharing your baby birds , they are just gorgeous in an ugly kind of way! How special that they chose your home to be born safely.

April's Flowers said... I don't feel guilty. Because when I got home he was sleeping like an angel...he got some well deserved nap time. *grin*

FabricMom said...

What cute little birdies. They will grow up and disappear fast.

Thank God you weren't at the nursing home. How tragic. God bless all of those people.

Vanessa said...

Hey There!

Although I've been super busy, I actually posted and my bird story was not so happy. :-(

Stop in if you get a chance.