I love March. As controversial as daylight savings time has become, I just love all the daylight it forces upon us. I wish I were a morning person, regrettably I am not. But I love enjoying the sun in the early morning and the long afternoons. Another favorite thing about March is that the leaves aren’t out yet and I can sit here at my desk looking out the window watching birds dart across our front yard. Swooping, singing, perching, doing what birds do. And I just wear a stupid smile on my face admiring their ability to sing and fly … their ability to be here and now. Watching them fills me with joy and makes me forget everything else. To them nothing has changed. To them the sun rises and they must live their day.
Similarly, for me, the sun rose and nothing has changed. I still am me. And I don’t have control over my future. I never have. So why worry about tomorrow, about viruses, about closures, about my job…
Today I will “sing and fly” and do what I can here and now. Trusting in God who has always been in control.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”-Mathew 6:26
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”- Philippians 4:6
If you are reading this, I encourage you to turn your thoughts upward, take flight in trusting God, rise in his warmth and love and soar like a bird.