Tuesday, July 26, 2011

taking time for grace ...


i was going to take a picture of a wren perched on my hanging planter, i had the camera all zoomed in and set to go ... then this beautiful hummingbird flew in for a drink ... he stayed only 5 seconds ... but i was ready ... here i thought i would take a pic of my usual wren visitor - when all of a sudden, an unexpected and certainly lovelier bird of another variety zipped in and zipped out!  i thanked the Lord for being ready ...

it's good to be focused on the everyday - to be ready ... because we never know if we might by chance meet up with something out of the ordinary ... it made me smile at the unexpected ...

11 comments:

Mari said...

Great picture! Good words too. :)

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

Those are good thoughts, being ready for the unexpected.
Your photo is beautiful! I, too, had a hummingbird outside my window a couple of days ago. No flowers, no feeders, just a random lost hummingbird! I've never seen one where there was no nectar. Another not-so-random evidence of God's Hand :) Joyce in WI

daisymarie said...

Delight-full! Both the pic and the insight. It's amazing what we see when we look.

Jammie J. said...

What a great catch! I love when you're prepared for the unexpected. :)

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
What a beautiful sermon you gave me, and likewise a wonderful picture.

Pat said...

Being ready in and out of season...
I love these speedy little hummingbirds, we have a lot of them at our cottage but very rarely here in town.
How sweet that God gives us better then we even expect!

Maggie Ann said...

I love the truth you've captured for all of us, in being ready for the unexpected. Claiming the blessing. Yes. =)

Diane said...

Instant in season and out.....how many times did I hear those words when I was a child?! A good lesson for living, loving and serving the Lord! Greast post, Saija!

Many hugs...........

Diane

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! A very nice gift to have the little bird come by. I so enjoy the little birds and squirrels that visit our deck (I call them my "deck buddies").
Blessings, Elizabeth

jel said...

that is a very cool hummer :)