How many birds have you seen this week?
Did you find sparrows, robins, magpies? What other birds did you see?
I saw magpies in our garden. They nest in the big trees in the next-door-neighbour’s garden.
I see them strutting around our lawn or on the shed roof, as though they own the garden and are checking that we’re doing a good job of looking after it.
Sparrows avoid the magpies but every so often come and sit on the telephone wire outside the study window.
Jesus said “not one sparrow falls to the ground without God knowing about it. God even knows how many hairs there are on your head. So, don’t be afraid you are worth much more than many birds”.
Make a bird or two:
Draw around something round and cut out a circle for the body. A smaller circle will make a head. Fold another circle to make a wing. Then add a beak and tail. Stick your bird on to a piece of card or paper and draw an eye and legs.
Cut a bird shape. Make a concertinaed strip of paper to go through a slit in the side of the body to make wings. Hang your bird on a thread to flutter. Several birds and a coat hanger would make a mobile.
Thank you, God, for the wonderful world that you made.
Thank you that you love each of us.
Thank you for eyes to see and ears to hear, and fingers that can draw and make things.
Help us to be aware of what we can do to make others smile.
Use our grace before your tea:
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, for everything.
Love from Joy and the Messy church team.