The Osprey was working on his seafood dinner when I decided to take his picture. He didn't particularly appreciate the interruption, but he allowed me a great portrait of him and his stylin' hairdo! After I finished, he took his fish and went to eat in peace.
Sorry Mr. Osprey, but I couldn't pass up this photo opportunity.
Photography and Article by Norma Beaird
During these times of crime and crisis, stock markets and store closings, polling and politics, we look to God and His creation to find an avenue of peace in the midst of chaos. After all, the evening news does not provide us an escape from the constant barrage of "Stocks are falling" or "Who is leading in the polls?" If anything, it adds to the stress that has proven to cause physical problems and worrisome consternation.
So, how can a bird help us? No matter what is going on in the world, a bird is still a bird. They continue to migrate, mate, nest, raise babies, feed babies and migrate again. If bad weather is coming, they make adjustments and fly to a place of safety. If they can't find a suitable place for nesting, they keep looking until they do. In other words, they don't stop and they don't give up.
The Canada Geese are flying to their evening roosting location.
In order to find peace, we must "keep on keeping on..." We must make adjustments when necessary; and, if bad weather is on the horizon, we go to our place of safety. We continue to work and feed the family, move when necessary and migrate to that refuge of spiritual tranquility. As a bird flies ahead of the storm, we must move away from the cloud of bad news that surrounds us on a daily basis.
So, like the bird....
Stay alert, take care of the family, spread your wings and fly to your place of peace.
After a swim, the Anhinga spreads his wings to dry out his feathers and warm up.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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