Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Wondrous Care


The mockingbirds have been busy!

You can hear their song even before dawn’s breaking

Waking you from slumber

Their chatter, their announcement to the day

Their song never the same, varied in melody

Diligent in their nest-building

Scavenging and gathering twigs, string and leaves

Intently intertwining with soft downy feathers

Methodically fashioned over time, into a cozy secure nest

A haven for the next generation of baby mockingbirds

And once the nest is fashioned and the tiny eggs snuggly within

The vigil begins

The guarding and watching over those precious eggs

Mom… patiently protecting and warming

Dad… dive-bombing every threat that comes close

Mercilessly pecking upon the cat just walking by on the sidewalk

Attacking large black menacing crows in midair flight

Distracting prey away from the nest

Later, the process of feeding the tiny newborns

An endless back and forth, flitting across the lawn

Searching deep for worms, bugs and delectable tidbits

Finally, the day of needful flying instructions

Sending the fledglings out upon the wind currents of flight

Miracle in process!

Wondrous care!

Can you not see God’s hand upon the landscape?

His care over the birds of the air

His wondrous Creation!

His gentle and faithful concern for nature and His creatures

His love for all that surrounds us

But most especially…

His care for us!

For the Lord loves us with an everlasting love

He is not willing that any should perish

Once we belong to Him

We rest secure in His love

Nothing can snatch us out of His hand


We dwell safe within His loving arms

No matter the threats that surround us in life

The daily challenges and concerns

The persistent obstacles of life

Hurts and heartache

All that threatens our peace

We rest cozy and secure within God’s love and tender care

Nurtured by God’s Holy Spirit

Guarded and surrounded by His army of angels

Fed daily by His living Word

Encouraged and built up in faith

Day upon day

Maturing and growing

Always within the Father’s grasp and care

Becoming what He desires us to be

Sent out as His ambassadors to a hurting world

To spread the Good News of the Gospel of Christ

To walk in grace

Following in the Lord’s footsteps

We are a miracle in process

Nurtured by a loving Father

Oh, that we would have a heart of thanksgiving!

A heart to praise Almighty God on high!

To look to Him in awe and wonder

To thank Him

For His wondrous care!


· Deuteronomy 33:26-29 – “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
· Psalm 8 All – v.4 – …what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
· Psalm 136 All – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good…who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.
· Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
· Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him…
· Matthew 6:25-34 – Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
· John 10:25-30 – “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
· Ephesians 5:1-2 – Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Written May 3, 2013 by Madeline Beber

Resting secure in God’s wondrous care!

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