High-pitched, raucous squeaking suddenly pierces the quiet morning. I walk to the door and look out across the porch. At the top of one of the pillars under the overhanging roof, three small beaks are barely visible above the edge of the bird’s nest. All three beaks are chirping as fast and as loud as they can. Standing on the side of the nest, an adult bird, mostly gray with hints of blue, lowers its beak into one of the baby beaks. Then into another. Then into the third. Then back again. When the parent flies off, the squeaking stops. When the parent returns, the squeaking resumes, as ferociously as before. The pattern continues for as long as I am around to notice it.
This small bird, with its tiny brain, knows how to build a nest, lay eggs in it, and then feed the babies that hatch from the eggs. This testifies to the amazing wonder of God’s design in nature. But just as importantly, this bird finds food enough to keep her helpless babies alive. Why? Because God is generous and caring. He provides for birds. And people. Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (Matthew 6:26). Every morsel you eat, every drop you drink, every breath you inhale, is supplied by God. Always remember to give him the gratitude and glory he deserves!