Look at the birds...Look at the lilies of the fields...


Imagine how I was taken by surprise the other day, when the man who was repairing our air conditioner, said to me, "Did you know that there is a little bird nest on the corner of your deck under the tree branches?"  So of course I went immediately outside to take a peek.  Lifting up the branches of the tree very carefully, I saw a beautifully crafted little nest....
Then, as my husband held the branches up a little bit higher, I peeked into the nest and this is the glorious sight that met my eyes.....
Aren't they the most beautiful little robin's eggs?  I was so excited!  I've never seen actual little robin's eggs close up!  For the past two days I have been hoping to sneak a peak and see Mother Robin sitting on her nest, but every time I move our sliding door open, ever so quietly, she flies up into the tree.

Finally, I was able to tip toe over to the screen door of the slider, and kneeling down quietly, saw Mother Bird, sitting on her nest!  Isn't she beautiful?
This morning my son, Ryan, stopped by for a visit and I wanted to show him the nest, when Mother Bird was away from the nest, and when we peeked inside the nest, we saw three little eggs! So lovely a sight.

Outside our front door, dances an array of  one of my favorite summer flowers, daisies, which have grown up between two of our bushes and gracefully sway to and fro in the gentle breezes of summer.

Then of course there are the lilies, that adorn one of the trees on the lawn.....

As I began pondering about the beauty and wonder of all of God's marvelous creations, it brought to mind, some very favorite verses, of which I often need to remind myself, about just how loved and blessed we are by our heavenly Father .

"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life...whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.  Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing?  
Look at the birds.  They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them.  And you are more valuable to him than they are.  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  Of course not!

Any why worry about your clothes?
Look at the lilies and how they grow.  
They don't work or make their clothing.
Yet Solomon, in all his glory, was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't He more surely care for you, oh ye of so little faith?"

(Matthew 7:25-30)

This piece, stitched in 2001, has very special meaning, because I stitched it as our oldest son, Ryan was hospitalized with a very serious illness.  These verses comforted me as we prayed for God to heal our precious son and make him well again.  Praise God, because today, he is a wonderful, healthy, married young of whom we are very proud and grateful for his life. 

 Our daughter, Carra, says that this piece holds a very special place in her heart, and she has already laid "claim" to it as her favorite stitched heirloom!  For she treasures the meaning behind the verses too.  We know that God is good all of the time, through the peaks and valleys of our lives here on earth.

Blessings to you, my dear friends!
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