Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wet Feathers - December 18, 2007

Ducks love water and this Mallard was really making a splash this afternoon, as I walked for a few minutes in the misty rain by the pond.

Exo 17:6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

The Canadian Geese float together as a fleet of ships. One takes a gentle sip of water. These are usually more graceful in the water, except during mating season. There were perhaps twenty geese in three groups that landed for a time of rest and foraging.

Judg 7:5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
Judg 7:6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
Judg 7:7 And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

A blackbird, always on the go, takes a moment to search out new food from atop the bare winter tree limbs.

Psa 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Psa 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Off they go seeking worms and seeds. They flock together and forage together on this wet winter day.

Isa 31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.


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