The Egg

12 08 2013

I almost stepped on it. There in the middle of the sidewalk were the remains of a small egg. Barely the size of a large pecan, the tiny pale blue eggshell looked fragile lying on its side. The shell had been broken away and there was a hole at one end of the egg. Peering inside, I found the egg empty and hollow, vacated by the creature who had once inhabited its sphere.

I walked on. There was nothing more to see, but I couldn’t shake the egg from my mind. Where was the tiny bird now? Why was the egg on the ground? Was it flying in the sky above me? Singing from the branches of a nearby tree? Had it survived its abrupt arrival in this world? I wanted to know its story.

The tiny egg reminded me of a big truth. God knows this little bird’s story, and He knows the details of my story as well.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29, 31

The birds that fly in the sky, sing from the trees, and break forth from tiny eggs live under the watchful eyes of our heavenly Father. He knows where they are, what they need, and how many feathers they have. He provides for them, protects them, and uses them to help us see His glory. God created the birds that soar above us and sing around us in order to give us a tangible picture of His deep and abiding interest in our stories.

My Jesus Resolution today is to listen to the birds. They have an amazing story to tell about a Creator who pays attention to tiny eggs. We serve a God who made the wide expanses of the universe and still counts the hairs on my head. He fills the clouds, unleashes the rain, and still collects my tears in His bottle. He is bigger than time and space, and yet inhabits the hearts of people bound by minutes and seconds. As I watch and listen to the birds today, I am going rest in Jesus’ words. I have no reason to be afraid. I am deeply loved and God is watching over me.



One response

12 08 2013

God bless and I am also recieving this in my gmail 123. And I would add like of your page on my present wall but in order to protect people from accesssing peoples profiles that leave comments on
your reflections I am unable to although your page is on my original profile that even though I often commented it was never in my likes for others although I shared since my account was hacked for a period of time they added people and likes are visible on many of the pages I commented on and other ones have been added. So this is sent from my original email account associated with the Sheperd dogs and the cat with profile picture of a young girl praying in Jesus name with Jesus in the for front .
God bless and continue to inspire those who are fortunate to recieve the daily reflections God has placed upon your heart.
In Christ
Linda Mullin

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