Saturday, October 13, 2012
Covered with His Feathers
Thirty-some ago I purchased this small pottery container while sight-seeing in the North Cascades. It has been part of my decor in kitchen and patio, but now it graces a shelf on a hutch in our cabin. The first few years it sat there empty. But, over time, little bits of nature has filled its space. It now holds feathers of all sorts, creating a quirky feather bouquet. Turkey and grouse feathers make up most of this arrangement, but recently I found a bright blue feather from a Steller's Jay. I love its vibrancy and how it adds accent to the feathery cluster. Each time I look at it, I am reminded of God's love. There's a verse found in Psalm 91:4 that says "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be they shield and buckler." It is a promise of reassurance. I value the visual reminder of a promise that brings so much comfort and peace.