“Did you hear?” Todd asked. “The birds are back.”
We were having coffee in the space that has now become our home office. The lines between the two—work and home—have blurred beyond belief and I’m not experienced at this.
Two days of working from home, I have experienced a new kind of exhaustion. I don’t yet know how to structure things. Everyone’s calls and emails were flying at me at once. They all needed careful answers. I’ve spent two days writing more emails than I usually write in a week or more. Days like the last two could do me in faster than a disease, I believe. So I’m working on that. Maybe turn off my email notifications? But what if someone really needs me…? That’s ridiculous. They can call. I’ll set that rule. If you need an answer in less than two hours, call me. I’ll check my email every two hours…
“I heard them this morning,” I said to Todd. “They started singing at 6:00 am.”
“They’re making a lot of noise. Finches. Is that what we have?” He said.
I think for a minute. “Finches are yellow, right?” I wouldn’t recognize a Finch song. I listened to yellow birds on our trip last week but I was told by our bird expert friend that those birds were orioles.
“The one you like that makes that sound.” Todd said.
I whistle the call. I knew what he was referring to. The black-capped chickadee. I whistle again and I realize it’s the whistle my mom always did when she was calling us. I had never made the connection before but that might explain why the chickadee has always been my favorite bird. I whistle once again, like I used to whistle back to my mother. Like my son whistles back to me now.
It’s Love’s whistle.
Now every time I here a chickadee, I’ll think God is calling, ‘Where are you? I’m looking for you. I love you.’
Do you hear the call?
This works Deb….”If you need an answer in less than two hours, call me. I’ll check my email every two hours”…
As I read this message, the Lord brought this passage to mind…
“You will keep him DEB in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he DEB trusts in You…Isaiah 26:3
The Lord leads and guides us in some pretty amazing ways, and the more of our lives that we surrender to Him and live through Him, the more He instructs us in our day to day tasks. He doesn’t want us to forfeit our peace, which He gives, rather, He’ll give us a plan and tell us exactly what to do so that we don’t succumb to the pressures, challenges, and disruptions of life.
I love how the Lord moved in swiftly, showing you what to do and how to do it, because there are others grappling with this as well. What an amazing display of the love and care of our Lord and Savior this is, and to think, He’s given you a platform on which to share glimpses of His love and care, and I pray that others may read this, and see and look to Him….
Thank you, my friend. Wow.
His words, not mine, that’s why they have such an effect…LOL!! God is amazing!
Love you too Sis!
Have Your way in our lives Lord. This is a time for us to let the light of Jesus shine, and be the salt of the earth.
Some will ask, Deb, how do you keep it together like you do? Your answer much like mine will be, “ONLY in and through Christ can we do these things.” Then we’ll point them to …..Philippians 4:13
Your words move me so deeply. I will get busy doing just as you have so beautifully instructed.
“Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation! Selah..Psaml 68:19
Lord we thank You for Your presence and divine instructions for our lives and living. May all that we do and say glorify You!!
Hi Deb, loved your post. Tried to get a visual of you whistling but it came in kind of fuzzy. Not to worry. We both know who calls us and that’s all that matters. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours.
In Jesus Name, Amen. ❤️
Haha Bruce! That’s ‘cause I was still in my pajamas! 🙂 Grade, peace and blessings back to you and yours!
Whistles, Chirps, even Silence, I love the endless ways He calls. Thanks for the post!
Oh I know, Jon. Give us ears, right?!
Sounds like Spring is in the air.
Hope you have a gorgeous season.
I LOVE this, dear Deb! Just the reminder that we all need during this year’s Spring season! Love, hugs and prayers for you!! <3 <3
Andrew, it’s so great to hear from you. I need to stop by for a visit! Hope you’re doing well. Thanks so much for your message. Sending blessings back!
Hi Lynn! How’s the painting going? I think about you so often and miss you and your writing/teaching. Hope you are well. Sending love and prayers. Take good care. ❤️❤️
On and off. I have good days and I have bad days. Thank you for your concern.
Well, I’m glad we’re connected. I will pray for continued healing. I hope your daughter is well.