Amazing work, that’s done by hand less wonders. So graceful the bed which to incubate life. I’m in awe.
This nest was built on my friend’s gutter right by her front door. She has a mirror that looks like a dentist’s tool, which she used to see what was in the nest when mom and dad robin (they share turns) were away. At one point there were 4 brilliantly blue eggs in the nest.
But these two precious nestlings were the only ones that made it. Why? I really don’t know. I can’t explain why some things like this happen. The only thing I can do is trust. Trust that God has this plan. Did the other two eggs provide nourishment for some other wildlife? Perhaps. This would have bothered me when I was younger, but now I see all things have a purpose.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. Ecc 3:1-2
This same trust is what keeps me going in a world that seems chaotic. Even when things seem uncertain or even unsafe, because of my relationship with Christ, I can trust in a real God, who has my best interest. Do you think that He would sacrifice His own Son then let me flounder with no purpose? Nope! And the beauty in this is that even when things around me go nuts, I am right where I’m supposed to be…under His wing. My friend, that goodness is for you too. There’s a plan for your life. ❤
Here are the actual pictures from this springtime robin miracle:
Mom or dad keeping nestlings warm, while the other forages for food.
The nestling that survived. Just precious.
Friends, I hope this post was encouraging to you and I pray that today you would know the One who is the Prince of Peace.
Very good post. I like this encouragement.
please post more watercolor/pastel paintings. I love them and you are so good at them!
Thank you! I will try to post more.
Lovely painting of the nest. So many varieties of birds, each with their own nest design and favorite building materials. Nature is amazing, isn’t it?
Oh it is soooo amazing….skill at craft. These little birds are architects!
Your watercolor paintings are beautiful, and your words are truth and comfort. Thank you for expressing the hope you have.
Thanks, Mary Anne!