Nature’s Worship

Psalm 65:8, 13    The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. . . . The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Psalm 104:12    The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

Ephesians 5:19    speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit.  Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,


I have a wonderful, excited little bird, a Carolina wren, which sings around my house DAILY since mid-April.  Renters in other houses are commenting upon his continual song.  He twitters this wonderful, full throat- ed melodic song, usually repeated and repeated, but he brings people out on the decks, listening to his song.  

To me he seems to be full of praise, gratitude and thankfulness.  But folks are stepping out commenting about how loud he is, how joyful he sounds, and I have the opportunity to explain this has been going on since the middle of April and I believe firmly in my heart this fella is singing his praises and thankfulness to God Almighty.  The others pause, and admit with a nod, ‘maybe.’

To me there is no maybe about it.  I have lived here full-time since 2014, and this breed does sing in the Spring, always welcomes the new season of growth, but not like this guy. This young, not very attractive brown bird, a Carolina wren, sings and sings and sings!!  I have experienced 64 years of Springs, and do not remember ever hearing the praise and worship this guy delivers, every day.  And it’s now the very end of June.  And he draws others out to see what the song is about.  There is nothing quiet about this wonderful guy.

Once in a while, another joins him on my railing and will also sing, but it is primarily just one. He urges me out of my house, to sit on the deck to listen to his gratitude, praise and worship song to our Creator.  No one can shake this belief from my mind.  This bird is giving excited, happy, loud, and full of beautiful praise.  I know God can hear, I hope my neighbors and the other renters identify this is PRAISE, THANKFULNESS, and worship! 

Comments are made about his loudness, but he is joyful and seems to be very proud of it.  His singing pulls folks from the inside to the outside to see him; and it is another reminder for me to thank God for giving this precious gift of music from a little bird that might weigh 4 ounces!  He reminds me of the joy of living and the bountiful gifts from my Creator.  Such wonderful songs of praise he sings.

I sing (off key) songs of praise, so this guy has me beat.  He is right on every note, every praise.  Thank you, God, for this is a gift of ears to hear him singing his songs of worship. He’s a sweet creature you protect and watch over.

Thanks for all ‘mybellaviews’.