Monday, May 19, 2008

The View from behind..........

Good Morning to You!
Sunday morning was a sweet time with God.
I got a chance to catch Charles Stanley on my computer-slept too late to catch him on t.v. ;)
It was on grace.....and yes, as usual I highly recommend it.
He closed the sermon with a little experience he had had recently while talking to God.
I don't know if ya'll know but he is a great photographer.
He was telling God that he had not had an opportunity lately to pull out his camera and he missed it because it was so relaxing and it makes him feel close to God.
As he was talking to God he looked out his window and there sitting on his bird bath was a beautiful dove. He quickly went and grabbed his camera and set up the tripod all the while the dove stayed right there. He took the picture and it really was beautiful. He said that to him it was a sign of the grace of God. God knew what would prove to him God's love for him. And God gave it to him. He said if it had been a sparrow it probably would not have meant as much....but the dove representing the Spirit...well it just touched his heart.

So, some of ya'll know that I have a thing about red birds. I posted a story one time and of course I can not find it--but from the time I heard the story of a mother who had cancer and how God
sent a red bird each day to sit on her window sill to watch over her as a reminder of His love...well the birds have just become a special reminder of His love for me.
(boy... sorry for that never ending sentence)
Anyhoo...so as not to take another's sign from God --I told God that I would watch for the red birds but our little special bird would be a woodpecker. Now I don't know about you- but I don't often see woodpeckers. And so that would be a supper sign to me that He was reminding me He was there and of His great love for me.
So as I was sitting in my chair playing around on my computer something outside of the glass door caught my eye. I jumped up and grabbed my camera
and went to the glass door very slowly.
This is what was on a tree not far from the doors.
But He did not just send me one---

But TWO!
One flew off but the other allowed me to open the glass door and take this picture too.

Can I just say I got a tad excited?!
So of course I had to show Julia and Keith and then I came back to my computer
because I had to share this with you.
I sat back down in my chair and looked toward the door
where I had seen the birds very clearly and this is what I saw.......

I asked Julia to come and get behind me to see if she was seeing what I was seeing.
I asked her how she thought I saw the birds.

We both decided that God had done a little boxes moving.

He love US.....He really does.
Don't miss the signs of His love today.

15 comments:

MelanieJoy said...

Awwwww Sharon, what a special and exciting display of love and assurance He gave just for you!!!!!
That is sooo cool about the boxes too! I told you about the bird on the mailbox before my interview right? My special thing though is little solid yellow butterflies....
When my Grandaddy went to live with Jesus we were at the cemetary and a few yellow butterflies came through after everyone left.
I was standing outside the otherday with my cousin and we saw some and I made the comment about Grandaddy- she stood there with mouth open and said they reminded her of him too.....
How neat and great is our God!!!!

Denise said...

Gods amazing love shining through just for you sis, awesome.

Nicki said...

That's so neat how God speaks to you that way. He always speaks to me through the wind! It's very strange but it's very God!

Hope your decisions are moving along....any plans yet?? Have a great day!

Denise said...

It is Pileated Woodpeckers.... they live out here in our woods but we do not get to see them much... They are elegant and beautiful..... Boy when God gives you a sign He does not do it half way!!!! Mercy me you should be walking 10 feet tall today....... How hard it is for us to believe He is there and watching our every heart beat..... and hearing our every prayer...... How easy it is for Him to show up!!!!!!!

Our God is an awesome God........

luvmy4sons said...

You asked for a wood pecker and got the grand daddy-the pileated! They are very shy and often don't come to feeders. We had one that visited our feeder for a good month or more quite regularly and it was SO exciting. I am so jealous. I love to watch them . That is so awesome that God reached in and touched you that way. I wish you were close by I would come over for a great big hug! You gave me sweet joy with this post! Love ya!

mandy said...

oh this is precious.

Sandi said...

That is a beutiful reminder and so clearly something God knew you needed to see.

Melanie said...

Wow! What an amazing story. God always knows just what we need!

freetofly said...

Sweet! He really moved for you! Isn't is amazing all that He will do for the crazy little details of love and life!?

xoxo,
Maria

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Edge of Design said...

What a beautiful story and testimony of God's never-failing love. Do you mind, though, if I say something? From someone who has moved most definitely more than once, (ask Dee) feelings of insecurity and uncertainty do rise during this time. It's normal! You'll have days of mixed emotions and question if you're doing the right thing but that's where faith comes in. Emotions are fickle but they challenge us too at the same time. Also, take it one box at a time, one room at a time and you won't be so overwhelmed.

Vicki said...

Aw, what a sweet post, my friend. God is just awesome to do something like that. Glad you got the camera!

Btw, I'm praying. Sending a big hug, too. {{Hugs}}

SunnySusan said...

Just like God....being awesome and all.....hugs and prayers for all you are going thru...

mama meji said...

Oh wow what an amazing story! I'm so blessed with your testimony of God's love.

Alisun said...

Now that is just too cool!