The birds were SO noisy at 5:30 this morning that I could not sleep. So I arose, made my coffee, and went out to the front porch to sit in the rising sunshine. I've never heard so many active birds! It sounded like I was in the middle of a tropical jungle!
Then, as I sat in the quiet, what swept over me was the names of flowers from my youth. "Batchelor Buttons. Four O'Clocks. Hollyhocks. Pussy Willows. Zinnias." What is strange is that none of these flowers/plants grow around here and I have neither seen nor thought of them for years! Then a hymn from the old hymnal in the church where I was raised started flowing through my mind and I sang it aloud on my front porch, accompanied by dozens of little birds!
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all
Each little flower that opens
Each little bird that sings
He made their glowing colors
He made their tiny wings
Such a lovely praise hymn, giving all glory to God! Then He began to speak to me, in that still, small Voice I hear in my spirit. And I believe I am to share what He said, as it might resonate with someone else out there.
You ear the chirping of sparrows and cooing of doves in the trees. They are mine. I watch over every one as if they were my ONLY one. That's how I watch over you, My child. You wouldn't have such a desperate need if you would again draw near to Me and put your need only in Me. I do not disappoint. I do not reject. I am not too busy! I do not carry grudges. Stop listening to the father of lies, the Deceiver, who wants you to stay sad and rejected. Rise, my Bride! I AM coming soon for you. Make the way straight. Clear off the stones. Stop watching videos and watch ME. Listen for My Voice. Sing to Me! I loved your song! Return to Me. I am the Keeper of your soul and your very great reward. I watch you care for your husband and I write it in my Book. One day you shall sit in My Kingdom at a great family table and there will be everlasting joy!
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Kelly Ferrari Mills