Saturday, May 29, 2010

Drink Deeply

I can see our hummingbird feeder from my bed. First thing in the morning, I roll over and look out our bedroom window to the porch. I watch them come - thirsty little "rockets" - wings a blur against the morning sky.

Most of them simply hover for a brief moment - dipping in quickly and then darting off. But on occasion one will perch on the little ring, fold its tiny wings and drink deeply of the sweet refreshment.

They are the ones who remind me that I need to slow down the frantic pace, quiet my heart and drink deeply of the One who waits patiently for me to come; this One who is Living Water for my thirsty soul.

I pray that your weekend will be filled with His richest blessings and that you will have moments to rest in His presence and drink deeply.

"And He said to me, 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost."
Rev. 21:6

Happy Memorial Day Weekend,


  1. Thank you for this glorious reminder
    today, Linda. "The water of life
    without cost..." thank You dear
    Be blessed,

  2. funny
    I don't think I have ever seen a humming bird STOP
    I have a son that paces around all the time
    if he is on the phone he walks the whole time
    when he was a little kid and pitching...he walked around the mound
    when he stepped up to the top and put his foot on
    he threw the ball without any notice
    wish as a daddy to four he could just rest and enjoy them

  3. thank you, linda. ♥

  4. We very rarely get the treat to watch a hummingbird around here. Maybe a day or two a year, do we see one in the yard. What a blessing to see them every morning!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Linda!
    Oh the littlest of birds ~ Yes, they are so fast. when they stop for a moment, it's really such a surprise! That's what it seems like for people who are sooooo busy all the time. I think it would be a HUGE surprise to hear that my younger brother just relaxed all weekend and rested!
    I crave those moments, Linda, sometimes to my detriment because I will take them even if it means staying up too late.

    Such a beautiful and meaningful word picture!
    Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, Linda*
    ~God Bless America~

  6. We don't have hummingbirds and I've always been fascinated by them..... oh to have them outside the window.
    Love your analogies.

  7. Amen, sweet friend. I've been thinking of you...

  8. One of my favorite activities is to watch hummingbirds. I bought a beautiful book on hummingbirds in TX last week. Have a blessed week.

  9. again and again you encourage me, Linda. Thank you for your sweet words on my blog. Yes, so much hurting....

    the Lord continues to show me that really it is just Him & I.... when the kids are all grown and start their own families it will be Him & I....

    so often people let us down but God never does. He is their to carry us....


  10. What a simple and lovely moment you've described here, Linda, and such a true reminder with that scripture... Thank you so much.

  11. Happy Memorial Day, Linda!! And thank you for this very, very timely reminder!!

  12. Hope your weekend was good , Linda.

  13. How nice that must be to look out and see one of those precious little creatures first thing in the morning. Hope you had a blessed weekend, Linda.