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Blackbird Baby Enjoying the Sun on a Bicycle Pedal  (Photo by Susanne Schuberth)

Blackbird Baby Enjoying the Sun on a Bicycle Pedal
(Photo by Susanne Schuberth)

What does a baby know about tomorrow? Is it really necessary that children who have reliable parents care about their own wellbeing?
I do know that not all earthly parents can be good parents because some have had a bad childhood that made them incapable of perceiving the needs of their own children. And some of you who read this blog even lost your parents when you would be little children yourselves. But you might have become parents of your own and thus you know that parents usually are able to give good gifts to their children as Jesus confirmed,

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Lk 11:11-13 ESV)

Well, lately I observed a blackbird hen who behaved rather hectically. She was running to and fro with some worms in her beak by simultaneously trying to protect her baby that had decided to live between the bike parking rack and some plants in our backyard. As I saw the baby for the first time recently, when I pushed up my bike from the basement upstairs, I noted that the baby could not yet fly because its wings had not yet grown. Phew!!! So many human beings here and even cats and martens at times – what a difficult job for those blackbird parents to really keep their children safe!
Today as I left the house again in order to take a bike ride with the Lord, I saw what you too can see in the pic above. The little baby has grown a bit and was enjoying the warming sunrays while sitting on a bicycle pedal. I stood still and thought I could take a pic. Looking with one eye only, the little bird watched me time and again as I came closer and closer. It was so lovely to see how relaxed this little baby was. It did not know what danger is all about…

Thank You, our Daddy in Heaven, for this short but effective lesson about trusting You in all difficult and dangerous circumstances! Amen.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Mt 6:25-26 ESV)