It is said that the eyes are the window to our souls, and though I could not see into his eyes, I had the overwhelming feeling that those tiny black globes were staring directly into mine. Searching. Questioning.
He just hovered there, bobbing up and down, left and right. I gripped my coffee cup and dared not move lest the hummingbird became frightened and darted away from the window.
I Wondered if The Lord Wanted to Encourage Me
My heart smiled at the tiny blessing from heaven. I adore hummingbirds — their beauty, their tenacity to survive. There was no reason for this little guy to come to my living room window. At the time, there were no flowers. No feeder. And no color to draw him.
That’s why I gave special attention well beyond the thrill of a hovering hummingbird staring at me through the window screen.
I wondered if the Lord wanted to encourage me.
I had been experiencing several weeks of overwhelming anxiety. I felt like the one proclaiming, “Peace!” but there was no peace. I was a mess and frustrated with the incapacity to keep up with my work. I cried to the Lord in my pain and when I found such joy in the hummingbird, I knew the Lord was with me and heard my cry.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. ~ Psalm 34:15
Lord, You are such a good Father — so tender towards Your children. Thank You for the blessing of the hummingbird that reminds me of Your love. The intensity of his gaze spoke to me of Your faithful watchfulness over my life, how Your eyes roam to and fro over all the earth seeking to encourage those who are devoted to You.
I believe eyes are the window to our souls, Lord. Have you been looking into mine? Did you find faithfulness … or fear? Did you find peace … or dread? When I looked back at Your eyes, I found YOUR faithfulness and You wrapped me in Your peace. Thank You for turning my anxiety into peace. Thank You for restoring my soul.
Eyes Are the Window to Our Souls
I turned my thoughts back to the glistening emerald green outside my window. The hummingbird bobbed his head one more time, his black eyes glinting in the sunlight, and darted away. I lay my head back against the sofa.
And I rested in my Father’s love.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy Name!
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