Sunday, January 28, 2018
I love it when the Lord blesses me with one of those unexpected beautiful moments when the camera is handy. It's a photo gift. I was sitting near our sliding doors talking on the phone with my mother recently when I saw something large flying along the tree line and landing in a nearby tree. It took me by surprise and I had trouble spotting exactly what landed - IF it really landed at all. I grabbed the binoculars and searched. Finally, there it was - a Barred Owl. It blended in so perfectly that I never would have noticed it in the tree if I hadn't seen it flying. It sat there perusing the area for well over 30 minutes. Such a magnificent sight. It made my day.
This verse immediately sprang to mind when preparing this photo for my Sunday Reflections post. I can still vividly remember the evening the Lord used this verse to speak to my heart when I was student teaching - like I was reading it for the first time. Little did I know how many times I would need to remind myself of this verse during the 6 months that followed. I needed that assurance that evening - that the Lord loved me and would always take care of me. I've also needed that assurance many other times in the years since, and the Lord has never let me down.
All is well in the Keweenaw.