About 5:15 a.m.
I walked through my dark house.
Headed with a cup of coffee.
Toward my chair in the living room.
My time with Jesus.
Before anybody else is up.
I reached for the lamp.
And turned it on.
And settled back to get comfortable.
Tucking my feet up under me.
I turned to my devotion.
"Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.
And I read the first sentence.
"As you listen to birds calling to one another, hear also My love
call to you..."
And without any notice.
It SHOT UP beside me.
Out of no where.
I about JUMPED out of my chair.
A fluttering, humming movement.
Directly at eye level.
In my house.
At 5:15 a.m.
Hovering right beside me.
I was hardly awake enough to process what I saw.
It hung there near the lamp.
In mid air.
Yeah.....that sound that hummingbirds make.
It descended to land.
On the arm of the chair I was sitting in.
Where in the world did you come from?
It had to be my porch door.
I prop it open in the morning.
So my cats can come and go as they please.
And my cats??
No where to be found.
Amazing! but they missed it.
What do I do with you?
I eased carefully out of the chair.
He stayed put.....amazingly.
And I went to the kitchen.
How in the world will I catch you?
Not very likely.
But I returned anyway.
Garbage bag in hand.
I didn't want to hurt him.
I just wanted to help him outside.
And as I walked back into the room.
He had vanished.
No evidence of him.
You'd have to know me.
But......I always try to figure out the meaning of things.
And this little guy's appearance at 5:15 a.m.
A hummingbird appearing during my quiet time with Jesus.
In my house.
That's a first.
And I'm taking it as evidence of what I went on to read:
"As you listen to birds calling to one another,
My love call to you.
I speak to you continually:
There is no limit
to the variety of ways
I can communicate with you.
Your part is to be attentive to My messages.
In whatever form they come.
When you set out to find Me in a day,
that the world is
Sarah Young, "Jesus Calling"
How cool is that?