Winter Robins

On the campus was a small crab apple tree.  Through all the New England winter storms it had held onto its crop until one late February day.  On that day at least 25 robins appeared and feasted.  It was beautiful.  You should have heard the chatter.  It was a festive occasion.  They were dressed in their finest red aprons.  The sun was smiling as they fluttered and talked.  Some had stayed for the winter but others had just arrived from the south.  Oh, they had much to tell each other about their journeys!  It took all morning and early afternoon for them to clean up the table, the dishes and take out the trash.

In Matthew 6:26 Jesus said, “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?”

After several months of real New England weather, to watch these robins celebrate life was a delight.  God does feed the birds and so extravagantly.  And are you not much more valuable than they?

Written by Roger Bothwell on February 3, 2003

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