Critter Watching

What a large number of things You have made, O Lord! You made them all by wisdom. The earth is filled with Your creatures. The sea is so big and wide with countless creatures, living things both large and small. All of them look to You to give them their food at the right time. You give it to them and they gather it up. You open Your hand, and they are filled with blessings. Psalm 104:24-25, 27-28.

We love the location of our home. Although it is nestled in the middle of a large development, each home backs to wooded common grounds. I love the trees, but they are not my favorite part about living here. The best part is critter watching. We feed deer, raccoons, possum, birds, squirrels, and chipmunks. That’s not counting the dog that lives inside. 🙂

I love the verse that reads:

You give them their food at the right time.

We try to faithfully get corn out each afternoon, but occasionally we run a bit behind schedule. Without fail, as the sun begins to set, the mother deer and her little ones show up and begin to look toward our windows. I do believe they would come up and knock to get out attention if they thought it would work.

I will never grow tired of gazing at God’s beautiful creatures. Psalm 104 continues to resound with the believer’s response to the majesty of the Lord’s creation.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever. May the Lord find joy in what He has made. He looks at the earth, and it trembles. He touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord throughout my life. I will make music to praise my God as long as I live. May my thoughts be pleasing to Him. I will find joy in the Lord. Psalm 104:31-34

As long as the Lord gives me breath, I pray to constantly praise Him for both creating and maintaining His creation. May His care and provision be a constant reminder of His mercy and grace, and may we forever respond with rejoicing.

2 Responses to Critter Watching
  1. Jennifer
    February 27, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    We love critter watching! We live in the country and are visited daily with God’s wonderful creatures. Currently, we are being visited daily by a cardinal pecking at our window!! Beautiful post!

  2. Deb
    March 3, 2010 | 4:57 pm

    Thanks Jennifer, Every once in a while my husband and I talk about making a move, but then I think about missing all of our critters. The variety and character of each breed and species fascinates me. How blessed we are that God chose to share the vast variety of plants and animals with all of us.

    That cardinal must be asking for more birdseed. They can get kind of bossy. LOL