Sunday Stillness – Psalm 112:7

Sunday Stillness – Psalm 112:7

Photo taken by Janis Cox in Arizona 2013.

Must explain that the Scripture in the picture is incorrect. Thanks to Jessica for bringing it to my attention. The Psalm is 104:12.

Oh I was so excited to see this little bird hidden under the trees on our lake. I poked my head down quickly, zoomed in and took the shot – surprise – caught him.

We have many birds that go to this spot – ducks, cranes, and cormorants. Then this little guy – I tried to look him up on the Internet. I can’t find out what kind he is. Does anyone know?

We know from God’s Word that He looks after the birds. They don’t fret about the next meal, or even what their children are doing. Neither should we. As God’s children we are to look after our offspring as much as possible, then trust God to watch over them.

He cares for us – a whole bunch. Do you trust in Him?

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds (Luke 12:24, NIV)!

Here is a YouTube video of the sounds that birds can make – just like the Scripture above – “They sing among the branches.”

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  1. Thank you to everyone who commented. Obviously I got sidetracked and didn’t get back to answering and even now I find out I had the wrong scripture. YIKES>
    Blessings to all,

  2. Pretty photo, but that is not Psalm 112:7. I’m not sure about the first half, but ”they sing among the branches” is from Psalm 104:12.

  3. Janis, thank you so much for your very encouraging comment on my blog today. I really appreciate it. God has used so many wonderful women to strengthen my heart.

    Thank you, also, for the invitation to link up with Sunday Stillness. I have been doing that for a couple of weeks now. On this current link-up, I have linked last week’s post “Whine Fest.” This coming Sunday, I will link up my current post.

    I have thought often about the thoughts that you have expressed in your post here. Yes, I do trust Him. He is a Heavenly Father who is so full of tender compassion and unending love. Without Him we would be truly lost…


  4. What a unique looking bird! The verse is so perfect to go with it, too! I can’t ever remember reading that verse before… appropriate for us lake-dwellers! I also wrote a post on the birds. I’m reminded just how much the Bible talks about birds. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting your blog party. (I think “Healed By His Wounds” found the bird’s I.D.- I googled images of the Black-Crowned Night-Heron and it looks just the same.)
    Blessings! Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  5. What a great picture! I’ve tried to snap photos of birds before, but I must be too foot heavy. I love to wake up in the morning listening to the birds sing. It reminds me that His mercies are new every morning. Thanks for linking up with The Weekend Brew!

  6. Checked our Rocky Mountain bird book – nothing stands out as close, although the heron is a possibility as the others said. Or an unusual one migrating through? Great verse for the photo -encouraging, thanks!

  7. Gorgeous photo! We are blessed to have many birds, and even an owl and hawk from time to time, in our back yard, and we enjoy watching and listening to them whenever we eat on our back porch! Many blessings to you,

  8. What an amazing photo of that bird! I am continually astounded by the variety & beauty that God has provided to delight us & remind us of Him & His care. Thank yo so much for sharing this with us!

  9. Dear Janis
    We have been looking through our Bird Guide of Southern Africa and the nearest we can make out is the Heron species. We have never seen this bird in South Africa, bur it is so beautiful. Yes, my friend, birds seem to be much more intelligent as many of us stubborn humans, for they don’t seem to have a problem trusting our Pappa to feed and care for them.
    Much love XX

  10. Hi Janis~Beautiful photo of that bird. I liked your phrase: “He cares for us a whole bunch.” Now that’s language that meets my need!
    Which lake were you at in Arizona? I’m gathering you have returned here for winter. Let’s plan to get together. Email me.

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