Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Nature's Praise

Early every the morning the trees behind our back fence are filled with birds sweetly singing and chatting with each other. They sound so happy and I'm sure they are singing songs of praise for a new day. As I listened to them this morning I thought of a song I learned in kindergarten:

The birdies in the treetop sing their song,
The angels sing their chorus all day long,
The flowers in the garden blend their hue,
So why shouldn't I? Why shouldn't you
Praise Him too?

Later I looked out the patio doors and saw this little bird resting on the fence. She seemed to be so relaxed.

Suddenly she was aware that I was there. Her posture changed and she stood at attention.

Within a moment she slipped into the big fig tree beside her. A while later I peeked out of the window and saw her there again - this time she was facing me and watching. She wasn't going to be caught by surprise again! When she saw me she quickly moved back into the tree. I think she has a nest in that tree and she was probably enjoying a few minutes of peace and rest while her little ones had a morning nap! Every mother understands the need for quiet moments.

I walked away from the window and I thought of the little song from childhood again, this time with such sweet memories of the days when I was so young and my kindergarten teacher - a sweet, gracious Christian lady who I loved dearly - taught me to sing a song of praise.

1 comment:

  1. I love the birds , don't you!? I have a feeder just outside the bedroom/office window and I get all kinds of goldfinches, cardinals, and purple finches, just to name a few, outside all day. I often wake to the sound of their wings and song.
    Thank you for sharing your birds and the lovely little song.


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