By Rod Denton, Equipping The Next Generation
My favourite place in my house is in our lounge room looking out of a bay window into our garden. One day, I felt a strange prompt; this garden needs a bird bath. So I purchased a bird bath and placed it in the garden.
To my surprise, it wasn’t long before the local birds discovered this newly installed bird bath. News travelled fast. Around dawn and at dusk, a number of birds would appear at our bird bath to splash and enjoy a cool drink.
One day as I was watching this ritual take place, God broke in and spoke. It was a timely Corona Virus moment, a timely reminder from the words of Jesus – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? 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” and with Sue’s help, we wrote on a stone in front of the bird bath, LOOK AT THE BIRDS Matthew 6:26 Maybe you need a little reminder also; DON’T MISS GOD’S PRESENCE in times of crisis. Just watch this 11-second clip of the birds in our bird bath and take a moment to remember that you have a heavenly Father who will provide for you.
Published on May 08, 2020.
This article is reposted with permission and was originally published here: https://roddentoneng.com.au/dont-miss-gods-presence-in-times-of-crisis/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rod Denton has served as a pastor and as a teacher in the development of emerging leaders in Australia and 9 different countries across Asia with Asian Access. He now serves as a consultant for Rod Denton Equipping The Next Generation. Rod also serves part-time as the Mission's Resource Consultant with the Salvation Army.
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