March 26th, 2015

bird in the sky

Bird Watching

The neighborhood has been active with birds this past week :) The robins have come and are wandering around the yard looking for bugs. The turtledoves are sitting out on the power lines again. The starlings are back. They're not the prettiest birds, but when they fly, their wings splay to display their feathers in a really neat way. There have been a lot of seagulls soaring high above the house and sitting out on the river. And last week we saw the migration of the snow geese. Hundreds of them were flying in formations, beating their broad wings against the sky as they traveled north. They were beautiful.

The other morning, a male cardinal was sitting in the bush outside the kitchen window chirping. He was bright red and very pretty. My favorite bird so far has been one that I don't know the name of. I saw him out back, too, but he was scavenging around the ground. He was a little bigger than a sparrow and was a smooth brownish-grey color with small black eyes. It was a very pretty bird. I want to figure out what kind it is someday... And of course, there are the sparrows, which hop about very lightly and dart away in a breath.

With all these different types of birds around, I'm getting excited about drawing again :)
good news, city, kingdom of God

Studying Isaiah pt 2

Continuing my study from March 14. These are more verses which deal with the gathering of the nations to Messiah. I want to store them here for reference so I can come back to them later.

"Kings shall see and arise,
Princes also shall worship,
Because of the Lord who is faithful,
The Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You." Isaiah 49:7

"Lift up your eyes, look around and see;
All these gather together and come to you.
As I live," says the Lord,
"You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament,
And bind them on you as a bride does." Isaiah 49:18

Thus says the Lord God:
"Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for the peoples;
They shall bring your sons in their arms,
And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;
Kings shall be your foster fathers,
And their queens your nursing mothers;
They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth,
And lick up the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord,
For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me." Isaiah 49:22-23

"...All flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." Isaiah 49:26