When God Uses a Grackle to Preach to My Heart

How are you doing?

If I were being gut honest, I’d tell you that while this is one of the more beautiful months we’ve experienced in a long time, I can’t shake the feeling that there’s ominous clouds on the horizon.

I’m not going to make this a political post because that’s the last thing I need this morn, but I watch what’s happening in the world around me with growing alarm. Will I be strong enough to face what’s ahead?

These are the thoughts that keep rolling through my brain. And this is what was on my mind last week as I rode through town with my dad.

He was in storytelling mode and we were reliving the days of his early farming career. “I had no idea what would happen next, but looking back it’s crazy how God worked everything out.”

He was quiet for a little as we rolled into a stoplight, and I stared out the window, lost in thought.

And then I saw it, a shiny little Grackle hopped along the road. He jumped up on the curb and cocked his head to the side and looked at me. Then he jumped into the grass and hopped away.

At that point it felt like God spoke to my heart “don’t you remember what I’ve promised, Kendra? I see the sparrow fall. I’ve got food already prepared for the super annoying Grackle. Can’t you trust me to be working ahead in your future to take care of you?”

And since then- everything has been pointing me of God’s promises. The neighbors field of wildflowers: If God takes such care in dressing these little flowers (which is only here briefly) how much more effort will He put into caring for his children, oh ye of little faith? (Matt 6)

Last nights meteor shower: Lift up your eyes and look at the stars… He created these and call them by name. Not one is missing… He does not grow tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom… He gives strength to the weary, power to the weak. Those who trust in Him will renew their strength. (Parts of Isaiah 40)

Truly, there is no reason to allow fear of the unknown future take away from today. God is already there, providing for His Children. Be courageous, friends.

If God be for us, who can be against us?

Kendra

2 thoughts on “When God Uses a Grackle to Preach to My Heart

  1. Thank you Kendra! I can identify so much…. I look at my little ones and wonder, what kind of world will they grow up in?
    We had three monarch chrysalises that hatched this week, and I told my children that in the midst of all the evil and ugliness in the world, God is quietly working and doing beautiful miracles every single day. Our times are in His hands!

  2. Wonderful to be reminded of all of those promises & of God’s continual care!

    On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 7:59 AM paradisemtnmusings wrote:

    > Kendra posted: ” How are you doing? If I were being gut honest, I’d tell > you that while this is one of the more beautiful months we’ve experienced > in a while, I can’t shake the feeling that there’s ominous clouds on the > horizon. I’m not going to make this a p” >

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