I stumbled across this on my lawn a couple of days ago. We had some winds the night before, and this little nest was probably knocked out of the tree that it was in. It made me sad to think of all of the effort that the mama bird put into carefully constructing the nest, and then laying her egg(s). Was she sitting on the egg when the wind was blowing? Did she visit the nest after it was on the ground? Perhaps she wasn’t around the nest when it happened, only to fly back to find the spot where she had made her home no longer there.
I guess that the little life that was forming inside that egg just wasn’t meant to be.
Oh how I wish that I could have placed the nest back into the tree and the mama would just go on as though nothing had changed.
Oh how I wish that I could change some of the pain that I’m feeling now as a result of a close friend’s betrayal.
Oh how I wish that I could close the doors to hospitals because no one got sick anymore.
Oh how I wish that I could bring all peoples together so that we can see that there is far more that unites us than divides us.
Oh how I wish…..
But, some things are not meant to be – at least in this life – and so, we go on as best we can. Mama bird continues to search for food in hopes that she will have the energy to build another nest, and those who work for cures and peace start another day of hope and prayer.
Today I will turn my ‘oh how I wish’ words into ‘oh hear my prayer’ words, and I will be at peace in the confidence that the One who can change things is always listening and loving and working for our good.