You may have noticed a cacophony of birdsong in the wee hours of the morning. Scientists call this the dawn chorus. Birds can sing at any time of day, but during the dawn chorus their songs are often louder, livelier, and more frequent. However, one day I noticed that as it got closer to the sun actually rising the singing was diminishing. I also noted that the birds were setting on tree branches facing the sunrise.
Are the birds showing us something? It was certainly a God Shot for me. I came to believe that these birds are being reverent to the Universe during the rising of the sun. The sunrise indicates a new day is dawning. That new day is given to us through the Grace of our God.
Possibly we should be as the birds are; sitting in quiet reflection as the sun rises. Quietly reflecting on the beauty of the sunrise, the miracle of another day, the representation of hope and new beginnings. Faith is the song the song birds sing before the sun comes up.
Matthew 6:25-34 ESV
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, or what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…”
If you are a bird enthusiast or have ever noticed this phenomenon in the morning hours….I would love to hear from you. I believe there is a message for us through the birds, do you?
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