While walking at the park this morning, I had a downcast attitude. My son just flew out at 7:30am MST, to go to Turkey which is 5,600 miles away from Ohio. He will be deployed there for one year. With everything that is going on in the world right now, this momma’s heart was a little worried and sad.
But after Mr. Darcy (Dachsund) and I finished walking, I sat down on the park bench to watch the beautiful sunrise and I was shocked by all the many birds that were in the river. There were geese, ducks, and birds of all different ages, stages, and breeds just enjoying life together. It was glorious hearing them singing and playing together. They didn’t have a care in the world. Peace and calm instantly flooded my whole being. These birds reminded me of two very important, life-changing lessons…
1. We have nothing to worry about. It says in Mathew 6:26 that we need to “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet our heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are we not worth much more than they?” If God takes care of the birds, why wouldn’t he take care of my son or anything else that is going on in this world?
2. We need each other. These birds don’t care what color they are, what age they are, or if they are democrat or republican. They are just enjoying the moment with each other. I remember time after time, in my deepest suffering, people, no matter how old or how young, their race, or political views, encouraging me and lifting me up. My community helped me when I couldn’t help myself.
Community is vital. If you’re not involved with real people, (zoom and social media don’t count), please find a church, small group, or meet-up, that speaks life and healing into you.
It’s time for us to help each other FLY.