I was coming home from a day out. I was looking out the window ( I was not driving). At a stop light, I happened to notice the nearest barren tree of western Pennsylvania. What to my amazement did I see? two birds nests, with no tenants, because they are south for the winter.
Okay, what’s so special about a birds nest you may wonder? As we drove home, I was observing the trees along the way. To my astonishment, a great number of trees, had vacant nests in them. Okay, Paula, get to the point'( I’m getting there).
My amazement was the fact that those birds nests were perfectly stuck into place, I began to think of the elements those nests held tight through. High winds, snow, rain, freezing rain, sleet ect.. Okay, so what materials do birds use to build those tough nests? Well it depends on the bird, and what climate, and region of the world they reside. Here in Western Pennsylvania, Birds use, mud, sticks, grass, hay, fur, saliva,leaves, some man made materials such as plastics, tiny pieces of fabrics, and paper.
Basically, They are tough and strong, and Protective. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, provides us with protection and strength.
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (NIV)
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed , for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand. (NIV)
God gave the birds the instincts of strong and protective home building. In the same way, God is our rock, solid foundation, immovable, unshakeable, (I can go on and on). God is our strength and protection.
Psalm 18:1-2 I Love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer ; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (NIV)
God is praised for his glorious works and blessings. His protection for his people is limitless and can take many forms. What a glorious and wonderful Lord we have.
Blessings Friends ~~Paula~~