What is that crow picking at? It’s not a bug or worm, too big for that. Ugh! It’s a dead songbird! I’ve heard many birds, bats, snakes and other small critters were frozen during our polar vortex, but this was the first I’d seen of it. Not too concerned about the snakes, but I love the colorful birds and even appreciate the not-so-pretty bats that keep the mosquito population down. As I watched the crow fly off with its prey dangling from its beak, it made me wish I could have protected the bird some way. With below zero temperatures and hours of no heat, I was too busy trying to survive myself to worry about birds. But, you know what, God knew when that bird fell, just as he saw me working to keep my wood-burning fireplace going all night. He knows and cares about every detail of our lives. What a good and merciful God!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham