While playing in the backyard with Max a few days ago we noticed a little bird in our big tree…he said “Wook at the bird mommy!” So I picked him up and we took a closer look. It was a hummingbird. I love spotting hummingbirds, it’s such a rare occurance that the beauty of it always surprises me. I loved birdbooks as a kid and I loved knowing all their names…quiz me on Michigan birds, I dare ya. So whenever I see a rare bird I get excited. This was particularly special though because as we got closer we realized it was a baby hummingbird. So tiny. Max said “oh he’s so cute mommy!” We realized it was a baby when we saw the mama hummingbird come and feed him. I thought, how amazing that we get to witness this. And I swear I heard God whisper “how much more…”
I even had time to go grab my camera and take a picture of it when the mama came back a second time...I think I was supposed to share this with you!
We took Max to see a life size Thomas the train this weekend and had so much fun watching his eyes grow big and his smile widen at his first sight of the ‘real’ Thomas. This moment I will remember until I die. A little boy, seeing his favorite train, in real life for the first time. We ate lunch at a park on the way home and he giggled as we drove up and downs hills on the country roads. I thought to myself I couldn’t love this boy anymore. And I swear I heard God whisper “how much more…”
I started to get a little panicked for the first time this week at how much this adoption is going to cost. We have already been blown away with the generosity of our friends and family…we’ve raised 1,080 dollars. That’s one fifth of Tony’s goal for the marathon…wow. We feel so blessed….but we have a long way to go…and I think of the amount we have to bring to the table and I start to sweat. And I swear I hear God whisper “how much more…”
“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. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
How much more valuable are we to God than even the birds?
How much more does God love us than we even love our own children?
How much more can God provide when we feel like we can’t do it on our own?
How much more?
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