Two weeks ago, on a Sunday morning, my husband walked outside, and when he came around the corner of the house, he saw a hummingbird fly into the wall and fall to the ground. There was a flock of crows chasing her, and when she fell, they all flew down, wickedly hovering over her. My husband moved toward her, and the crows scattered. He picked up the feeble bird and laid it in his hand. She lay very still. In her long beak was a bit of cotton. My husband figured she was building a nest, and thinks the crows wanted her spot.
We watched as she lay there, so still, so unlike a hummingbird! We marveled at her beautiful green feathers, shining in the sunlight.
After 15 minutes of lying so still in my husband's hand, she gained strength and stood, perched on her feet. She then stood, looking around. She didn't seem frightened at all. Once, she tried to flutter her beautiful wings, but was unable to fly away.
About 15 minutes leter, as someone else approached my husband, she fluttered her wings at an amazing speed, and flew about three inches above my husband's hand, testing her wings. Ten seconds later, she flew up onto the roof. She stayed on the roof another five minutes, or so, and then flew away, fully recovered from her fall.
As I watched that helpless bird in the palm of my husband's hand, I thought of how we are held in our Heavenly Father's hand. He picks us up so tenderly and holds us. And those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. I was reminded that not a sparrow falls to the ground without our Father seeing.
I think God that put my husband right there to shoo the bad crows away from that Mama hummingbird, and to pick her up and to sustain her until she had the strength to fly away. And doesn't He do the same for us? He often puts people in our path to help us get back up, to shoo away the discouragement and depression. Don't doubt it for one minutes. He sees you today, no matter what you're going through.
Isn't that a blessed thought for today?