Keeping the Covenant


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The time of covenant keeping has come.

A covenant is a significant promise.
The bird in the photo is a juvenile. It was hatched nearby this summer. About three days ago its parents left on their migratory journey south. This bird has a sibling. They come to the feeders together.
These miniature birds are no more than 3.5 inches long head to tail. To maintain their light weight and because they are so small, Hummingbirds have the fewest feathers of all birds. There are between 1,000 and 1,500 feathers on the birds in the photos.
They have a long migratory journey ahead. From the location of the hummingbird feeder in the photos to southern Mexico and Central America lies a 2,000-mile journey. These two miniscule birds have never been there. Their parents left days earlier.
How will they find their way? Science explains bird navigation in terms of magnetic sensing or star navigation as bird do migrate at night. Yet neither fully explains how these two beauties will find their way south.
Covenant explains their spectacular journey best.
If they migrate by magnetic sensing or stars God put these abilities in the minds of these less than one-ounce birds. If birds had human character traits it would seem they would be frantic at their parents leaving them. Yet, they continue to feed and bless my heart with their company. God will keep His significant promise; these two birds will know when to leave and which way to fly…at God’s direction.
This is not irrational thinking. Where did the internal navigation compass of birds come from?
Do you believe God only keeps a covenant with birds?
David, the shepherd king of the Bible wrote these words about God who always keeps His promises. “He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations.” Psalm 105:8
Keeping His covenant with two small hummingbirds is wonderful. What is His greatest promise? Sending Jesus to be the Savior of the world.
Only God keeps His promises. Forever. To you. To me.

Author: davidwellis

What does a grandfather, husband, former public school teacher and Education Specialist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with many life experiences in nature do with them? A naturalist with a camera-makes outside a daily destination. My confidence is that God will guide my words, and photos. We live in a magnificent world, come and look at it with me through eyes, lens and words. To God be the glory. Current Profile Photo- Prickly Ash, the name summarizes this brushy undergrowth well. It fascinates me with its thorny branches. Seeing a vine wrapped around the trunk called for a photo.

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