2 minutes reading time (359 words)

A Banquet for Birds

Like any good southern girl, I hang Boston ferns out on my porch every year in late May. It just makes the whole, sweet-tea-fanning-yourself-watching-the-neighbors-go-by-summertime atmosphere. Within a week, we typically have birds’ nests built in two or three of the ferns. This year, we were treated to three nests! It’s pure fun to watch the little blue eggs appear, to try to time when they’ll crack open and to witness the teeny birds grow and change. Then one day, while you’re at the grocery store or out on a walk, they fly away, and you’re left with a dehydrated, lonely fern, wondering where the time went!

As I go about my business during the summer days, I can hear the babies cheep-cheeping as their mama brings them food every half hour or so. All day long, I hear them. This morning, as I spent time with the Lord, the mama bird fed her babies, and I heard their cries. I thought to myself, that mama is so faithful! She never abandons them. She prepared a safe home for them, she kept them warm, ushered them into life, and now she feeds them all day long. They don’t want for a thing.

I felt an affinity with those little baby birds, as I considered how God feeds me. Faithfully, He nourishes me with His Word and protects me in my utter helplessness and dependence. He never abandons me. Even when He’s not in my sight, I know that He is nearby, and He will return to meet my needs. All I have to do is receive what He is offering.

How does the Lord nourish you? Have you seen Him meet your needs in a fresh, new way today?

To subscribe to this blog, click here and enter your email on the right, then click “subscribe”

 

 

Erica Rountree is a freelance writer and the communications director at Action Ministries Inc.  She lives and works in Marietta, Georgia, where she’s a member of a neighborhood Bible study and mama to two girls who constantly outsmart her and drive her to drink sweet tea. She punctually procrastinates about updating her blog at www.1hotmom.blogspot.com
Tears Filled Her Eyes: Fresh Idea for a Sweet Vale...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, 16 December 2019

What is NBS2GO?

NBS2GO = Neighbor Bible Studies 2GO - nbs2go.com is simply the packaging of ideas, resources, and inspiration to equip believers to launch and multiply Bible study groups.


What's the big deal about a Bible study group?

Like a one-room schoolhouse, a Bible study group brings together a wide range of seekers and Christ-followers to study, discuss, and encourage one another toward life application of God’s Word. This blending of spiritual maturity levels creates a dynamic, life-transforming community. Friendships are formed, and group members are equipped to minister to others where they do life. Life transformation and multiplication!

NLT Scripture references on nbs2go.com and in publications, unless otherwise noted.

Contact Us

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.
Please choose one.
Please let us know your message.
By clicking "Send," you agree to receive emails from NBS2GO and agree to Cru's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Invalid Input