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,


Sandy said...

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

grammy said...

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

Anonymous said...

thank you, linda. ♥

Jennifer said...

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!

Maria said...

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~

Jan said...

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

Laura said...

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

Abba's Girl said...

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

Andrea said...

thanks linda! you too! =)

Teena said...

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....


Katrina said...

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

Heather said...

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

deb said...

Hope your weekend was good , Linda.

Maxine said...

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.