“Fish Flakes and Hummingbird Nectar”

Recently my husband went for a walk and discovered two tiny hatchling sparrows on the lawn. He called me and we tried to find the nest from which they had fallen. Sadly we could not find it and left them there hoping that the sparrow might find them and help them. Later I found a laundry basket that would protect them from big predators but allow the mother to come to their aid. I went to bed expecting them to be dead in the morning. The next day Ron got me up and said “Come see,”! They were not only alive but there was another tiny guy next to them with a piece of the nest. We gathered them up and put them and their nest in the tree. They survived the night weakly but no mother came to their aid. The next day we took them inside and my grandson fed them hummingbird nectar mixed with fish flakes on the end of a toothpick. When I got up the next day one was missing but following his peeping I found him fluttering around on the floor of the garage.

I scooped him up and brought all three of them to the kitchen; their little gaping mouths are hungry all the time! I am reminded of new Christians who hungrily cry for the Word of God and occasionally fall weakly from their nest struggling to survive on their own. As Christ followers grow stronger, we can reach out and feed those who fallen and are lost, hungry and thirsty. We all need to lift our hungry hearts to the Lord and cry for His guidance and care. Isaiah 40:31 says, ”but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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