When I stepped outside very early this morning, the stars were very bright and especially, Venus, which was visible in the east. God is Awesome!
I walked Saturday before it got too scorching, and stood at the third gator trail for a few minutes, hoping to see the mama, but, although the trail was freshly muddy and the traces of her tail were plain to see, no sign of her. I looked far out to the nest and it is a high mound, but doesn't look like anything has hatched. I guess she will have to carry them in her mouth to find water after they hatch.
I went on to the second nest and they were all under the boardwalk, so I couldn't see them, either. So, I walked on to Mama gator, and there i counted 18 of the little critters crawling all over the wet bank of the nest. One of them was croaking, but Mama didn't pay any attention to it. She was right under me with her nose visible.
One lady of a group. said. "Baby what?" Duuh. I have to smile at some of the remarks I hear.
From Quiet Moments with God:
Matthew 10:30 AMP
Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Do you ever wonder if God has lost your address? Do you ever think perhaps He has lost track of you or even forgotten you altogether? God's Word answers those thoughts with a resounding, "Not so!"
Jesus taught His followers, "Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice...Fear not, then, you are of more value than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:29, 31 AMP}
The psalmist also recognized God's thorough and intimate knowledge of us. Read these words from Psalm 139 and be encouraged. The Lord not only knows you, but He knows precisely what you are facing and experiencing today. Even if you are not aware of His presence, you can rest assured He is by your side..
O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment, you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. You both precede and follow me, and place your hand of blessing on my head.
This is too glorious, too wonderful...I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God!
You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your Book!
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can't even count how many times a day your thoughts turn towards me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!
Psalms 139:1-7, 16-18 TLB
Before God created the universe, He already had you in mind.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,