Shortly after Blake had to shave his head a small bird started building a nest in our patio eaves using the hair left from Blake's newly shaved head. Over the course of a couple of weeks it was fascinating to watch the bird carefully place each piece of grass, hair, and other miscellaneous items into the nest. Soon thereafter the bird spent weeks sitting protecting the eggs that were developing in the safety of the cozy nest. Saturday we saw for the first time mama coming with food for her small featherless babies. Each day she dutifully leaves the small birds to find food for them. They now eagerly poke their small beaks upward waiting for the nourishment their mom provides.
Luke 12 talks about sparrows and hair:
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
This bird and her babies are a daily reminder to our family of how much God loves us and knows us.