Monday, March 06, 2006

Oh, To Be A Junco

This morning on my walk, I stopped to observe a flock of juncos playing in a small wooded area. They were flitting from branch to branch, chasing each other, and chattering happily amongst themselves. I enjoyed a moment of clarity from God.

I am currently in the midst of a situation filled with great conflict. Parties on both sides seem entrenched and unwilling to move. As I ponder my role in it all, I am intimidated by what I may have to do. I am trying to trust God in it all, but I often return to, “How in the world would I ever be able to do what is asked of me?”

This morning as I watched the juncos, I thought of the verses in Matthew 6 where Jesus says, “Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down … careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.” (from The Message) I felt God’s comfort and care for me. He does know what is going on in my life, what concerns me, what challenges me, and He is with me every step of the way. He will provide the way and the strength to do what he calls me to do. Thanks to God and the birds for bringing home that familiar verse to me today.