This summer, Incarnation families are gathering weekly at Alcova Heights Park, or at home, or in another lovely natural spot for a relaxed time of family prayer and nature exploration—read this post for a quick primer. Here are this Sunday’s wonder-worthy scriptures:
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!
Nature focus: Birdsong
Grab your binoculars and birding guides! Or just turn on listening ears. On Sunday we’ll relax and listen for birdsong. Here are four birds commonly found in North America:
American goldfinch (Call sounds like “po-ta-to chip” ??)
American robin (“Cheerily cheer up, cheer up, cheerily cheer up.”)
Red-winged blackbird (“Conquer-ree! Conquer-ee!”)
Song sparrow (“Maids-maids-maids-put-on-your-tea-kettle-ettle-ettle.” I'm not sure I hear it . . . )
Wonder all week:
ID your neighborhood birds with the free Merlin Bird ID app or Cornell University’s All About Birds site.
Refill your bird feeder. (That's for me!)
Listen to “Bird Song"
Listen to “Do Not Worry"
Together think of other stories and passages from the Bible with birds featured, and choose one to read together: Jesus’ baptism, Noah’s ark, Jesus’ Presentation in the Temple, Isaiah 40:30 . . . .