19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Long time readers of my posts may recognize the No Glass Between Me and Thee. It is when I share photos of our feeder birds taken while I am outside without a window between us. Here is a list of them- No Glass Between Me and Thee
This post may seem boring. I have no photos, but I have an experience.
The sock feeders were getting very low and they could not wait until tomorrow morning. The filling took longer because I had to fiddle with twist ties and a feeder held up by a zip-tie. I’ve had to improvise to get more socks hung.
Two little faces were watching me from the open bird view window and exclaiming about the Nuthatch. Then two Nuthatches. While I am fiddling, I hear a run down of the feeders the birds were at. And one even was about to go into my open bin of food. It is filled with thistle seed, but I accidentally spilled in some nuts when trying to fill another feeder.
The boys wander off and I head to the double sock feeder. I hear Jays in the main feeding area. A Nuthatch lands on our woodpecker feeder. After it leaves, I look and see that is nearly empty, so I pick out the stray peanuts to put in there. I then quickly get the last socks filled and hung back up.
Just as I let go of the double feeder, I hear a loud flutter of wings. Gasp! A Redpoll lands right above me, maybe two feet. It hopped to another branch, looks around. I was stone still once she landed, but I then slowly backed away. I was slow enough… the Redpoll flitted down to the feeder. Then whoosh! a male lands with a chirp. I about jump out of my skin, but my startle didn’t frighten the birds. A third came, then a fourth. The last was scared off by one of the females. I was close enough to reach out and touch them. Will one be so brave as to perch on me?
I hardly dare to think too loud and stood there I do not know how long… several minutes. I could hear the crackle of the seeds as they are being broke open. The birds seemed alert, always looking around between bites. I hear other birds, but don’t turn around. AH! Out of the blue, something frightened the little birds and off they go! The moment ends.
This got me thinking, wondering… Adam and Eve in the garden. I can imagine they experienced things like this. Birds of all sizes and colors would land around them, without a hint of fear. Would the birds have perched on Eve’s finger if she held out her hand? Think of all those fearsome beasts- lions, rhinos, , bears, wolves, dinosaurs… Now, we flee if something “scary” came too close.
Sin changed everything. Jesus Christ came to redeem us, but the damage to creation has been done. I want to picture what life would be like if sin never took place, but I am sure I have no inkling, as I do not have a sinless brain.
2 Corinthians 5:
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;