For a couple of weeks, I have received constant updates.  Sometimes 2 or 3 a day.  The topic has crept into many conversations, and not just mine but those of others as well.  I not only heard about it; I watched the progression with my own eyes.  Day after day.  Every day.  By the way, I’m not talking about COVID-19.  That’s been talked about enough.  I’m talking about the conversations with my mom about her baby birds.  A small bird built a nest in one of the flowerpots just outside Mom’s front door.  We’ve watched the nest-building process, the eggs that were laid, and then the growth of the baby birds.  Every time I checked on those little birds, I was reminded of a Scripture.  You know how baby birds do; every time there’s a bump or a noise at the nest, they think it’s time to eat.  They stretch their scrawny necks and open their mouths like caverns.  That’s when I would remember Psalm 81:10 and the Lord’s words to His people, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”  Essentially, He told Israel, “What do you need?  Look to me; I’ll take care of you.”  What a blessed promise!  A 17th century commentator said it this way: “You may easily over expect the creature, but you cannot over expect God.”  But following verse 10, it goes on to say, “But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.”  From the incredible blessing of verse 10 to the incredible tragedy of verse 11.  I guess what I’m saying is this: where are you looking for what you need?  For strength?  For encouragement?  For provision?  For victory over temptation?  For whatever you need in life’s journey?  Your Heavenly Father is there.  Stretch, reach out to Him.  He’ll fill that need.  No wonder Jesus said, “Behold the fowls of the air….”