For the past several days our state has been experiencing the effects of a tropical storm. Yesterday was the most intense time for my community. Trees bending under the stress of high winds and pelting rain; flood waters rising.
Earlier today there was a break from the rain. I ventured out with my camera. While looking at insects on a bush, a bird began laughing. Well, that’s what it sounded like to me. I couldn’t recall ever hearing anything like it. As I walked under a tree and gazed up between the branches, I saw what looked like a blue jay. He continued his singing/laughing combination. As I stood there watching, he changed his song to a more familiar call, loud and clear. I heard no other birds. I looked around–I could see no other birds.
After such turmoil in ALL the trees in our area, he still chose to sit in one and sing. Leaves that looked shredded have been collecting on the ground, torn into pieces by the hard wind and rain. Some of the branches that once held the birds are broken and fallen as well. Yet….he sings.
Later, I thought of the song, "How Great Thou Art." A line from the lyrics states, "Then sings my soul, my Savior, God, to Thee."
Throughout my life, I want to "sing" to God with all that I do, trusting Him—even in a storm.