A Million Birds

The little girl on the bus could have only been about three years old. She was keeping everyone entertained as she shared what she could see out of the window. She suddenly cried ‘Look, Mummy, a million birds.’

There up in the blue sky was a starling murmuration. A million birds might have been an exaggeration , though there were many hundreds. We all looked up amazed at the sight as the birds swirled towards earth and then spiralled up again.

We had seen the sight before but our adult eyes had lost the wonderment of childhood. Many sights of nature can become ordinary because we have seen them so often. God has given us so many blessings, birdsong, spring flowers or the first cry of a newborn baby.

All are signs of God’s love which we need to appreciate and for which we can give Him thanks.