Reflections by the Sea: Nesting

Published 8:54 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

By Betsy Ore Glass

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  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? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  Matthew 6: 25-27

A wren couple has been diligently building a nest out of pine straw and our new mulch this week. They decided the hanging basket by my covered front porch would be the perfect place to raise their future family. Luckily I can peer out the window to check on their progress. They have done beautiful work and I believe the nest is almost complete now.

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A bird nest is a symbol which represents love and commitment. Watching them work hard with such a purpose was an important lesson for me. And that is, that life goes on. Regardless of what happens around us, we are to carry on too. We are to be anxious for nothing. God’s provision will get us through.

Much like the wrens, we too are nesting in place at home with the current virus outbreak. While we may feel like everything is on hold, our faith is not. Take this time and use it as you feel God would have you do. Call someone, write a letter, Pray, intercede, be a blessing. There are many people that need some comfort and a simple phone call could help. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 

Even as we are limited in where we can go, we are not limited in what we can do. Stay connected in love, stay in prayer and most of all stay connected to God who continues to take care of us. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27.

Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. Reach her at betsyglass1@gmail.com or read additional Reflections at www.betsyoreglass.com.

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