I wish you could have seen the picture from my office window yesterday. There was no shortage of color on the grey, bleak, frigid day. The reds and blues kept me smiling . . .
Hundreds of black birds and grackles with sleek dark blue heads monopolized the feeders at times, and then there appeared the most brilliant male cardinal. As I wrote this, one perched at the top of my feeder-tree surveying the black birds. (My European readers cannot “see” this as there are no cardinals where you are 😦 So I am sending you the scene in living color.) There were times yesterday I counted ten vivid red male cardinals and ten of their not so colorful spouses crowding the feeders or in the tree behind at one time.
One of my favorite winter scenes has always been that of the red cardinal in stark contrast to the white snow. It is a tender reminder of God’s grace and love. “My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28: 7
Black as midnight colored birds dot the ice-laden tree and suddenly, color reminds me of God’s amazing care- that an awesome God gives us this gift of color on a very grey day. The red is, for me, a picture of his sacrificial love.
I couldn’t resist sending you this scene and reminder especially after the grey of last week.
(If you click on the picture, you can see the ice more clearly albeit the picture will be a bit distorted.)
Enjoy the colors of today . . .