Five Powder Blue Eggs


I felt like a little boy again, standing on a chair, peeking under a plant and into a well-hidden nest that treasured five tiny blue eggs. The eggs might have gone unnoticed, but the anxious pair of birds who guarded the nest, alerted me to its presence. So, I had to see for myself. The fragile beauty hidden there astounded me. I was reminded that in the world all around us there are glorious miracles we too often miss as we hurry on our way, never noticing God’s Work in the midst of our frantic pace. A few weeks later I was pleasantly surprised to discover young birds almost ready to leave that very same nest and explore the neighborhood around us. A miracle of transformation had taken place so silently, hidden from the world but dear to the heart of God who does all things well. What can I do but praise Him name for small miracles that are bigger than I know?

Five Powder Blue Eggs

Five powder blue eggs
In the midst of their nest
Created with care
Hidden among flowering
Beautiful begonias
Hanging above our front door
Fiercely protected
By two tiny thrushes–
I manage a glimpse
Loveliness cradled
Heaven inspired a
A glorious parable–
The smallest of creatures
Hold a space in His heart
Who shoulders our cross
And hides Easter eggs.

May 21, 2016
Genesis 1:

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures,
and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves,
with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds,
and every winged bird according to its kind.
And God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas,
and let birds multiply on the earth.”
And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

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