I have made mention of house projects that we were on our "to do" list for last summer that we are now just getting around to. One of those projects was an arbor. We are placing it in the left side corner of our patio cement pad between the porch and the retaining wall. The area is right next to where we placed several birdfeeders (can they be listed as dependents?) that allow us to enjoy watching them feed while we have our morning coffee. The birds also like ot come in the late afternoon to get their evening meal. Yesterday, we were working in the area on the arbor which meant that we were disturbing feeding time. There was a plethora of birds fluttering about as if to say "Hey! you guys are interrupting our meal time!" Although I actually said the words "Sorry guys, I have to finish this", I realized that all they understood was that we were standing in the way of their meal. They could not possibly understand what we were doing.
This morning as I watched them eating, probably saying to each other, "I am glad that tubby fellow isn't out here messing with meal time" I wondered if they understood the same persons who were disturbing their meal yesterday are the same people who fill the bird feeders.
When writing on the mystery of God in the book of Romans, Paul states in Romans 11:33 [Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!] I think that sometimes we our behavior is like that of birds who are only focused on the one meal that is being disturbed. Our thoughts are on our discomfort, or not getting what we want, that we forget that God is constantly working and what He is doing at the moment may have nothing to do with us. However, that does not mean He has forgotten us or our need. He still fills the feeders and enjoys watching us consume His blessings.
As we proceed in our day, let us remember that even when we don't understand what God is doing, He is mindful of us, our needs, and HIs work may at times not make sense to us.
Have a blessed Tuesday