And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” Genesis 1:20
Mourning doves are amazing birds. They mate for life and return to their nesting place year after year. We have had a pair of mourning doves in our yard who have returned many times. As mourning doves can have up to six broods a year, our neighborhood is filled with that melancholic cooing. In fact, lately this spring the cooing starts before my alarm clock.
While we always love to see the doves on our deck, their return this year has been extra special. Things are getting better here (yet we continue to pray for those nations still in grave battle with Covid), and the return of the mourning doves reminds me that God is still in control. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands”. Appreciating nature is a great way to examine God’s works.
As you travel through this week, stop for a moment, look around at the beauty of nature and give God thanks.