OUT of HIBERNATION
Yesterday a winter wonderland
as snowflakes piled up like white sand.
Creatures hibernated outside
as people hibernated inside.
Too cold to venture out.
A snow day so stayed put.
Everything’s covered in white -
a pretty, peaceful sight.
Looks like a white Christmas
has descended on us.
Tree limbs frosted white.
Evergreens now iced.
Like frosting on a cake
while creatures hibernate.
Quiet and still.
No movement spills.
No birds are seen
in the evergreens.
Today, though, many black birds flock
in the crab apple tree out back.
Ravenous from yesterday’s fasting
they feast then are seen sharing.
For more birds wait their turn
this sunny winter morn.
Hundreds seen descend
to sup and then lend.
They seem to share this offering
found under the snow’s covering.
Listen. Joyous chattering.
No longer hibernating.
Ever thankful they sing grateful praise
to their Creator as songs they raise
for God provides their daily bread
as each and everyday they are fed.
Crows are now heard cawing in the distance.
God must have provided them sustenance
for God’s eyes are on each and every sparrow,
blue jay, cardinal, chickadee, and crow.
As God is concerned about the least of these,
then certainly He will your needs and wants appease.
In the meantime, thank Him for His faithfulness
and in His daily blessings everyday rest.
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Thank you, God, for the beautiful snow.
It comes as a blessing bestowed.
Thank you, God, for the birds that teach me
everyday your faithfulness to see.
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow,
'Fall on the earth.'
Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
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