Mrs. Robin’s Classroom

My son and I stood in Mrs. Robin’s classroom.  She maintained her composure despite our advances toward her at the front of her “room” – our backyard.  While watching our motions carefully, she chirped her warning to keep away from her nest.  We were raking leaves.  Yes, most people usually rake leaves in the fall when there are no baby birds.  However, I am not most people and last year was anything but usual.  So, it’s nearly summer and some of my leaves are just getting raked.  There was a deep enough collection along the fence line for a long enough time that all the grass beneath their heavy load died.  In the process of raking the leaves, we uncovered a strip of fresh dirt.  Prospects were high that more than a few worms would be close to the surface.  Mrs. Robin knew that.  And she eyed us with great interest as we moved a few feet from the freshly uncovered soil.  Hopping down from her perch, she tilted her head this way and that.  Soon her beak was clamped tightly around the middle of a squirming worm.  She took it directly to the squawking young ones in her nest tucked securely in the bend of our gutter.  Supper!

If Mrs. Robin dreamed last night, I highly doubt she dreamt that supper for her young ones would come from the ground under that pile of leaves.  If she had a daydream this afternoon about supper tonight, her thoughts would have been of worms from anywhere but there.  Why should worms come from there?  Her beak is too short to peck through a pile of leaves that deep.  The leaves have been there since last fall.  Why would they move today?  How would she have possibly known supper would come from a strip of dirt so close to her nest?  There’s no way she could have known, if Mrs. Robins know anything at all.

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26

“Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing.  Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish and a plain path before their feet.” Ministry of Healing, p 481, Ellen White.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

“…For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:8

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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3 Comments

  1. So very true, Sylvia. I often wonder how God’s going to do it. But He always comes through.

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  2. I’ve seen God provide for me over and over again when I simply saw no way that He could. Nothing is too difficult for our God and I thank you for reminding me once again.

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  3. Good post, too many of sort out what God should do way in advance, and never listen to his voice. A good lesson here.

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