Today my kids and I had a lovely reminder to enjoy what God has given us. What is it that you ask? Other creatures that God has created besides us!! After living in this one bedroom apartment for 4 years, we forgot one of the things we liked about the apartment before we moved in. That is the huge view of the trees and creek in the back of our apartments. This view gave us a reminder to appreciate the wonderful creatures God has created besides us.
What creatures where there?
As I was cooking in the kitchen, I heard a rustling sound of the leaves through the open window. For once, I decided to take a look and to my surprise, I found birds that we could barely see looking for some food possibly in the leaves. The birds were birds we see on a regular basis, but the wasn’t the lovely surprise. When I took a look from the larger window, I saw birds that we rarely see, Red Cardinals!! And there were two of them!! 🙂 It was an awesome sight to see and brought smiles to our faces!! I immediately called my son to see them and then we discovered more creatures. In addition to the two Red Cardinals, we saw a squirrel eating an acorn, and something we have never seen in our lives, a woodpecker!! We were amazed!!
What was the lesson learned?
We are not the only creation that God has made and we need to take time to appreciate other God’s creatures/creations. In today’s world where we always think about ourselves, sometimes we need to take a moment to appreciate God’s beauty.
Do you take the time out to appreciate God’s beautiful creations? If so, what have you learned?