Thursday, October 30
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:1-3
Today has been a day to enjoy the wonders of God's creation! Aaron climbed up on the roof this morning because he needed to reconnect some of the water pipes that gravity feed into the house to give us running water. While he was up there, he found a perfectly sheltered birds nest.
Normally, we would have tried to preserve the nest and the beautiful blue eggs he found inside, but these birds are nesting on our roof which gives us our water supply. Our neighbors call this kind of bird "rubbish" birds, and they really do make a mess. So, Aaron tore out the nest and let the kids see the beautiful eggs. As Aaron worked on the hot roof, God sent some great clouds to shadow the roof and cool it down. And just as Aaron finished working, the clouds let loose with some rain.
Last night, some of our friends gave us three big clamshells, thankfully, they were already cleaned. Today, I cut them up into little pieces and we enjoyed some soup at lunch. They aren't very pretty to look at, but they sure taste good.
As we were cleaning up the lunch dishes, Sarah noticed a beautiful blue kingfisher sitting in a kino tree on the other side of our outdoor kitchen. So I ran for my camera, and the bird was patient enough to wait for me to take some pictures before it flew off. Here in Marulaon, we have so many beautiful examples of God's creation. I hope we never get accustomed to the plants and animals that display His splendor!