My mom loves dolphins. When she visits the beach and sees one, she's certain it was sent directly from God for her personal benefit. Many times, when life is not okay and she wonders if it will ever be okay again, she'll see a dolphin, be reminded of her Creator, and …well, she's okay then.
I'm getting that-a-way about hummingbirds. I know, the hummers would be around anyway, even if I didn't believe in God, but lately it seems that I see the little critters right when I need a little God-is-Still-Here reminder.
This past week I've had a knot in my chest that just will not go away. Something I really needed in my life – something my husband and I did together and that we both needed – something that our children needed to see us doing together – was taken from us without warning or discussion and I'm having a hard time being okay with that.
I've seen a lot of hummingbirds lately. I mean, just two. But I've seen the two frequently, fighting (or playing?) in mid-air, drinking at the feeder on the verandah…
…coming within five feet of me, needle-nosing the zinnias and hummingbird plant, and even sitting on a branch (who knew they ever stop?!)…
When I see one, I remember – "oh, yeah!" - that God says to look at the birds of the field, think of how He cares for them, then remember that He will do even more so for me.
I just wish they were a little easier to photograph! Quick little things, they are.
Do you have something that reminds you of God every time you see it?