A Cardinal

Waiting for a call

I found beautiful Stella, a cardinal, sitting motionless and stayed as still as a rock sitting in my side garden. I spoke to her with no response. I named her, Stella. I inquired of her for what she might need. She moved her eyes and allowed me to come near.

I waited by her side as I knew there were larger birds that could possibly harm her. I thought I don’t know enough about birds to distinguish male from female. So, I went on calling her Stella.

After a time I heard friendly chirps all around us and I looked and other cardinals were calling her name. She regained her strength and took flight with those of her kind.

Now this is what the LORD says— “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine! 2) When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you go through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched; the flames will not set you ablaze.…” (Isaiah 43:1)

The Redeemed of the Lord God will be called by name and take a safe flight when the time is right. Do Not fear! Stella did not fear but waited to hear! What a lesson Stella taught me on my early morning walk.

Do not worry

Matthew 6;25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

do not worry

And, God said;

Let there be Light! Genesis 1:3

“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew (6:9-13) and Luke (11:2-4)

Heavenly Father, heal us, I pray….

Breath of God

God’s spirit made me;
the Almighty’s breath enlivens me.
—Job 33:4 (CEB)

God our Creator gives “breath to the people on earth and spirit to those who walk this earth” (Isa. 42:5)

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
—Psalm 33:6 (NRSV)

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Fill me with life anew,
    That I may love what Thou dost love,
    And do what Thou wouldst do.
  2. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Until my heart is pure,
    Until with Thee I will one will,
    To do and to endure.
  3. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    Till I am wholly Thine,
    Until this earthly part of me
    Glows with Thy fire divine.
  4. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
    So shall I never die,
    But live with Thee the perfect life
    Of Thine eternity. Author Edwin Hatch 1886

Breathe on me

Angels are near

Do you believe Angels are near? Do you even believe there are Angels? Do you ever feel or think when reading God’s promises in His word that they are so magnificent they are not real but fantasy?
What about this one written by most likely Moses? It’s believed Psalm 91 was composed by some Moses on the day he completed the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. The verses describe Moses’ own experience entering the Tabernacle and being enveloped by the Divine cloud.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:11-16‬ ‭NRSV‬‬