A week ago I was bitter inside with the fledging and constant chatter of Starlings along the river. I have never liked Starlings so I began to pray each morning asking God to reveal to me why it was that he created such creatures.
My prayers went on daily as I eagerly awaited a response. I came home from a birding trip last Wednesday to find my garden and back yard covered with Starlings. I quickly shoed them out of my yard, and yes, I must admit, I had anger inside of me.
I then went inside the house to get the watering can to begin watering the garden. I have been having major problems with grasshoppers so I was surprised not to see any as I watered the peppers, tomatoes, green beans, and other vegetables.
Could it be so?
I put down the watering can and went inside to research Starlings and see if they eat grasshoppers. Sure enough, they do.
I looked up with a big smile on my face and said
“I love you Lord, you work in mysterious ways. Thank you”
I went back out and finished watering the garden with a new found smile on my face.
Now, each morning when I open the blinds in the kitchen to look out over the garden, I see the Starlings walking around and pecking at the ground I smile and say
“Thank you Lord”