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Why I Felt Truly Blessed This Spring

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But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

We all know that God gives us blessings each and every day and I have learned to be thankful for every thing that He gives and I take nothing for granted. I also know that with God anything is possible and I’m now at the point in my life were I expect to see Him move mountains. If His Word say it will happen, I believe and have faith that it will happen. So I intend to live my life with the expectancy that impossibilities will unfold.

Migration Time:

It has been a cool and rainy spring and as we head into summer the weather is still rather cold and rainy. I look forward to the spring time and the migration of birds, and even though I can’t get to a lot of the local bird sanctuaries where the birds may go to take a rest, and because I believe in the God of impossibilities, I do believe He can bring the birds right to my backyard, and that’s exactly what He did.

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I mentioned in an earlier post how I got the opportunity to see the Rose-breasted Grosbeak and I also got to see the Indigo Bunting visit our backyard for the very first time. One afternoon while I was in the backyard looking at some of my flowers, my husband called my attention to a bird perched way high up in one of the trees. After a little while I could finally see where he was pointing, and on looking very closely I saw that it was a Cedar Waxwing. I did know that we had Cedar Waxwings in the summer because I would usually hear it but never be able to see it.

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I went back to looking at the flowers when my husband said there were two Cedar Waxwings. I focused my attention on them again and I noticed that they were feeding each other berries or some type of fruit, so I ran to get my camera. When I got back I couldn’t find them, but then they showed themselves again. I tried, but just could not get a shot because of the height and for branches being in the way. What I did noticed though, that now there was about four Cedar Waxwings in the tree and that got me pretty excited, but I still couldn’t get a decent picture.

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If you look closely there are many Waxwings in the tree. I do apologize for the photos but they were very difficult to get.

Bird Sanctuary For A Few Days:

About two days later while I was out working in the garden I saw a whole lot of birds flying in and out of my neighbors maple tree. Some would swoop down into the backyard on the other side of us, and also in the trees all around where I was. This was quite unusual—for me anyway. Birds were flying down and then back up. (I have included a tape which explains what they were doing.)  On looking closely at the birds, I realized what I was looking at was hundreds of Cedar Waxwings. It was absolutely breathtaking. It’s as though I had been transported to a bird sanctuary, and at one point I looked up in the sky to see a Great Blue Heron flying over, which was also pretty special.

For the next three days I awoke to the sound of Cedar Waxwings and I got to see them feed each other their food. Apparently from listening to the video, they are quite peaceable bird and they fly in large flocks and they feed in a very orderly fashion. Ten may come down to get food and when they fly back up to the tree another ten will come down to get their food and so on. I just felt so blessed to have witnessed these migrating birds in our own backyard, and I felt as though it was yet another gift from God.

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Nothing Is Impossible:

For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

Video by LesleytheBirdNerd

 

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8 Replies to “Why I Felt Truly Blessed This Spring”

  1. How delightful! We live in an area in which we see a nice variety of birds. I know the names of only a few of them, but it’s always a pleasure to see them. I especially love when I get to rest my eyes on a hummingbird.

    1. I got a pretty good shot once. Will probably repost it on one of my blogs that you can see.

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