On a walk Oscar on Day 6 of lock down we passed a house that had Tuis and other birds singing in the trees. It was so lovely to see and hear. I fleetingly thought to myself, I’d live in that house just for the joy of having those birds close by.

The very next day, one of the boys shouted from the lounge that there was a bird inside. Somehow a fantail had made it through our shutters into our lounge. We were able to shepherd it back outside where it spent the next 10 minutes happily chirping around our little courtyard, flitting around from tree to bush, to the delight of Oscar (and myself!).

That fantail, a gift from God, and a reminder to me that God cares about my little wishes and hopes. He cares about my ordinary everyday. Even more so He cares about my life. We might be in the midst of a lock down, but God is still present. He’s in the little things in our day, and He is with us in our big challenges.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)

“You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!” Psalm 139:5-6


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