they hover, they wait
for their turn to feed
sounds like helicopters
buzz through the sky
is it a bird? a plane?
it’s a hummingbird passing by…
they give and they take
without worry or care
having faith that their portion
will always be there
I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with a dear friend of mine. She’s a kindred spirit and someone I affectionately refer to as one of my “church mommas”.
Having grown up in a big city, bird-watching and gardening were never high priorities for me. One of the best things about moving out to the country is the ability to slow down just a little and take in the sights and sounds of nature.
My friend happened to call me when I was running here, there, and everywhere- and she asked if I wanted to stop by her house to get some fresh vegetables from her garden. I knew I didn’t have much time, but I told her I’d stop by for a few minutes.
which turned into a little bit more than a few minutes…
We sat on the porch together and watched those little birds zoom back and forth to the feeders and I was completely fascinated by them.
I noticed how they seemed to stop in mid air while they waited for their turn to drink from the hanging feeders. Their little wings fluttered so fast that you couldn’t even see them.
They were working harder being still and waiting than they were flying around!
Being still is an action that takes intentional effort
As I sat there on the porch with my friend, all the things I needed to get done that afternoon paled in comparison to what I was doing- being “still”…spending time in fellowship with my “church momma” and taking in the beautiful day He made for us.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.