|Unedited photo of San Antonio sunset, by Dayle|
It was that intriguing time between daylight and dark—dusk, it’s called—and I had come home exhausted. Wrapping an old quilt around me, I sank to the sofa and closed my eyes, feeling the weight of the day’s unfinished tasks on my shoulders. Suddenly, from beyond the window, a bird began to sing. Nothing unusual. Just an ordinary bird, singing an ordinary evening song, but for some reason, the sound of it—strong and clear as a bell—moved me.
As the bird's melody filled the room, I felt my worries melt away. It seemed like the moment was scripted just for me. With a heart full of gratitude, I said, “Thank you, Lord, for that little bird, and for sending him to serenade me tonight.”
Perhaps that sounds odd to you, that I would thank God for a bird and a song, but I’m convinced that God sent that bird to render a soothing tune for one of His weary children that evening. I’m certain that God sends us such loving gifts every day. We don’t always notice them, so loud and busy we are tending to the lives we’ve carved out for ourselves, but they’re there just the same… gifts that often go unnoticed and unappreciated.
Have you lost sight of God’s greatest gifts? Here are a few of my favorites. I'd love to hear some of yours.
Nature’s rebirth in spring
Autumn’s first breeze
A baby’s laughter
The night bird’s song
A family’s love
A child’s trust
The sound of music
Vegetables from the garden
A toddler’s questions
God’s great salvation
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