Bread For The Journey


My husband snapped the above photo of a baby crow crying impatiently for his mother
 to hurry with the food she was bringing him. 
Though he was crying - it was his very cry that brought the food 
- what mother's beak could resist that mouth? 

 I smiled looking at the photo..... and I wondered...

Do we sometimes go without because we do not 'cry' for it ?  
The baby crow did not cry because he had no 'faith' - 
oh no, he never doubted 
 that his mouth would be filled.. 

Too often we cry out to God as a last resort when we have exhausted all other options. 
Yet, maybe God wants us to be like the baby crow, 
crying out for what we need.
Impatient - yet knowing our cry will be answered.

Here the promise of our heavenly Father.....
"... Ask and it will be given you ..." 
Luke 11:9
"Open your mouth wide and I will fill it ... "
Psalm 81:10b

3 comments:

  1. Julie, I needed that his morning. "Impatient - yet knowing our cry will be answered" I will continue to cry for the need that is on my heart.

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  2. Beautiful post, Julie. I have been crying to God a lot in recent months and know I must be more like this lovely baby crow and have more faith that my prayers will be answered and to accept the answer God has for me.

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  3. God teaches us through nature. About 10 years ago as I was doing the St Ignatius Exercise, I was sitting quietly one morning during time alone with God, I sat waiting for what God was communicating to me after a short scripture reading and nothing was coming to me. I sat there waiting close to an hour as was required, the same spider I saw waiting patiently for her food was still there and had not moved. This made quite an impact on me and I learned from this spider to be patient and trust. After 10 years, I still remember this lesson. It was exactly what the scripture was telling me. Thanks for reminding me of this.God does provide for us. We need patience and trust.
    Julia

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