Thud! Something hit the glass and I guessed it had to be a bird.
Looking outside, sure enough, there on the ground was a goldfinch, lying on its back – stunned!
Not wanting to leave it there, I went outside, picked it up and gently stroked it; all the while speaking softly and keeping my hand open but cupping it safely, hoping it would recover.
Psalm 119:173 Let Your hand become my help (NKJV)
Perhaps, fifteen minutes later, it gave a little jump, looked around and flew into a nearby tree. It sat for a while and then flew higher. It was restored and seemingly, OK. Thank you Lord.
In similar fashion, God too, has our best interests at heart. He has each one of us, who believe in Him and His Son Jesus Christ, in the palm of His Hand. Rejoicing in us, and guarding our welfare.
Let us find a quiet place and speak softly to Him. Let us give Him time to keep us close while we recover from whatever ails us. Thank you Lord, that You care so much for each one of us!
Isaiah 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. (NIV)
Prayer: Father God. The events of life can stun us at times, and we stagger and fall as we attempt to recover. Will You keep us cupped in the palm of Your Hand and speak softly, leading us to take the right next step. Thank you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.