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Mama Robin; Papa God

Jodee Schrlau

My morning coffee and talk with God on the porch is once again a leisurely start to my day. As I sit here, I'm treated with the sight of baby squirrels racing up and down and all around the tree just outside.  A mama robin lands on the sidewalk with a fat juicy worm. I watched her throw it on the concrete, peck at it, then pick it up again.  She did this several times then off she flew to her nest to feed her babies.


I felt Holy Spirit say to me,  "Did you see that?  The way the mama prepared that for her babies?  Papa God is doing the same for you!"  I realized then the babies couldn't see what their mama was doing.  They didn't know when she would come with the food they so desperately wanted.  But just out of their sight, she was preparing a feast for them!


Papa God is like that momma robin, He is working on our behalf just out of our sight.  But because we can't see what He is doing, we sometimes forget He is preparing things for us.

Apparently, He knew that we might forget, so He has filled His word with this promise:  even thought we can't see what He is doing, He is working for us all the time!

 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.   Ephesians 2:10 NIV 

 So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.  Romans 8:28 The Passion Translation (TPT)

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:6 KJB

Why do I forget?  In my pain, confusion and frustration, I'm like those baby robins.  I want it now and I can't see what Papa God is doing.  I forget that the tough times make me stronger, and He is preparing  me  for the plans He has for me. He is teaching me to trust Him more, His timing is perfect and He will never let me down.  And in His mercy, he sends Mama Robin to remind me once again, "I have plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 

 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

I am so grateful that He speaks to me, sending these gentle reminders that He has not forgotten me.  I share these little messages I receive with you to let you know He does things like this.  Because He is sending them to you also.  Keep your mind and heart open to hear and you will find He speaks often, clearly getting His message to you. because He loves you.

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