I am a hawk geek and a bird nerd so this week when news came from Cornell that 12-year old Ezra had been found with a fractured wing and had to be euthanized, I felt sad. Ezra had been banded by Cornell in 2006 and with his life-long mate, Big Red, had raised 15 nestlings over the years. Ezra and Big Red were mates for life and social media news has reported that she has been seen pining from her nest looking for her beloved Ezra to come.
I know, right? It tears me up too.
God cares about these creatures – He cares for them – He watches over them. I know this to be true because red words in Matthew 6.26 tell me so.
And, for goodness’ sake – Holy Spirit told Isaiah to use an analogy of an Eagle to encourage His people.
Feeling like you can’t put one foot in front of the other?
WAIT ON HIM…
(I contacted Cornell via Twitter and learned: “Red-tailed hawks typically stay with the same mate each year, but will find a new mate if one dies.” – Big Red has been seen building her nest so it is quite probable there will be nestlings from her this season!)