One of my friends came for a visit today and as she was leaving, I walked her over to my holly bush to show her the Purple Ribbon Nest with its eggs. Well, when I carefully pulled the prickly branches aside, we found Mama Mockingbird sitting undisturbed, deeply tucked into her nest. I was surprised she didn’t fly out at us, although thankful, because I can just imagine how loud my scream would have been!
When my friend left, I decided to show the kids that Mama Mockingbird was taking good care of her eggs, but this time when I pulled the branches back, she flew out of the bush! That’s when Logan and I saw her eggs were no longer eggs, but two baby birds! I couldn’t believe it! It was exactly one week ago that I discovered the eggs, and now the babies have hatched! The process of raising baby birds happens quickly!
Just look how content those little ones are…completely trusting the care of their Mama! How much more so can we be confident in our Creator’s care! Matthew 6:26 says, “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (emphasis mine)
Don’t you think the “twins” love their home? I can’t help but think it has something to do with the beauty of the purple ribbon!