Thursday, July 31, 2014

in our new nest

Do you remember the little bird
who built her nest outside our kitchen window in May,
just as we were vacating our home and preparing to move back to the US?

The day before we returned our house keys to the landlord,
I peeked inside her nest, and this is what I saw:

She had found a place to stay.

And now we, after what seems like a very long time,
also have a place to stay,
a home for this year; 
a place composed of bits and pieces lovingly gathered together
by dear friends and church family members who prepared this 'nest' 
as a warm welcome for our family.

We were overwhelmed and blessed by their care for us,
and reminded all over again of our Heavenly Father's provision
of exactly what we need to make a home.
Just like He provided the twigs and feathers, grass and vines for the olive-backed sunbird,
 so He has, through His people and their kindness,
supplied just about all we need for this new nest.

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:26 

We hope you'll stop by for a visit!

Amy and Elise Skype with 3 friends at once in their new room
 Now that we're back, we'd love to spend some time with you.
You've heard all about us5 through our newsletters and blog,
now we'd love to hear about you, 
and how God has demonstrated His goodness in your lives!



Judy said...

Your new home looks lovely! I'm thankful for all the loving care of your church family there to bless you by finding this place and filling it with their love in the form of household goods etc!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Looks great. This nest will be Amy and Elises's home away from campus.

Rosalie said...

So nice! What a blessing. God is faithful.

us5 said...

ya'll need to come for a visit now! :)