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Yesterday morning Sophia was standing looking out our front window. After a few minutes:

      “Mimi, come here now! There is a bird outside. It is the biggest bird you ever saw!!”

      “You’ve never seen anything like this before!”

      “You will be so happy to see this!”

Her voice was filled with excitement so I went. I was not expecting much as I knew “big” was all relative & being a toddler, this bird may not amount to be much of anything. Boy, was I ever wrong!!! See the photos below….

Yes!!! It was a hawk perched regally on the top of the telephone pole in the middle of our front yard. It sat in all its magnificence, an imposing force to all squirrels & chipmunks within its range of sight.

I have not been able to stop thinking about this splendid sight that God permitted us to see. I knew there had to be a lesson that God intended for me to learn through this hawk. I knew it. And here it is: I want to be like Sophia.

  • Everything new. I want to see things I have never seen before.
  • Each sight bringing excitement. I want to see the wonder in it all.
  • Each experience something to be shared. Sophia didn’t keep it to herself. She truly felt it was something that I had to see, to experience. She called me over to participate in her joy, her excitement.

After we stood in awe for a few minutes, Sophia said, “Didn’t I tell you that you had not seen anything like it before? It is the best bird in the whole world!”

I cannot help but wonder if God does not call us to see & experience Him anew every day. After all, Scripture does tell us:

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â               (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT).

He has things to share with us each & every day. He desires to speak to us anew, things that we have not ever heard. We cannot even conceive of all that God desires for us to participate in with Him.

Yes, I want to be like Sophia with the hawk. I want to experience God in new ways each day. I want that there be excitement to my relationship with Him. That I never tire of being with Him, with reading His Word. I want to share Him & my experiences with others.

And yes, Sophia, I would have to agree – It was the best bird in the whole world. As yesterday, it pointed me to our God who had much to say.

****Hawk pictures are courtesy of my dad, Sophia’s “Pakka” (as she has called him from the time she started speaking), who also shared our experience.