Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Russell Jurgensen
Thursday, July 12, 2018

This is a follow up to my previous Junco bird nest picture. Four baby Juncos hatched 10 days ago, and in this picture taken yesterday, one baby has already left the nest. (The father bird found it near our front door and led it to the safety of nearby bushes.) The remaining three babies are shown hunkered down with their natural camouflage hiding them well. It is almost as if they are saying, “nothing to see here.” If you look carefully at the close side of the nest, a baby bird is peeking out. Its eye is a little black dot, and its beak is hidden behind a twig. Now today, all the babies have left the nest.

As Christians it is good for us to be wise and careful when danger is near. But when we hear our Father’s voice, we can know it is safe. And just like these birds eventually go out and sing from the trees, we can go out and tell other people about our Father’s love.