What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Favorite Chinese Proverb found in Fortune Cookie -Revisited

UPDATE:  I still love this little "Chinese Proverb" found in a fortune cookie. Even though I've posted this a couple times before in the past...this little bird statue is still on my kitchen  windowsill with the proverb attached to it, so I look at it every day.  Many of you may not have seen this before...and even if you have, it's worth reading again! (At least I think so!)  So here goes:

This is not a scripture verse found in the Bible...but there is something very biblical about this saying...This is my favorite Chinese proverb found inside a fortune cookie:

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings while the dawn is still dark."

I keep this little message on my kitchen windowsill, which incidentally is where I do most of my bird watching.  It's interesting to note that since we have had to bring in the bird feeders each night due to bear activity in our yard, the birds still gather early in the morning while it is still dark and start singing before the sun rises.  I don't take the bird feeders back outside until daylight for my own safety...but the birds are already singing and patiently waiting in the bushes for their morning treat.  I know they took care of themselves (rather GOD took care of them) before we ever started feeding them, but I love to see them flit to and fro as they gather the seeds we place there for them each day. It's a great start to my day.  And they already have the "faith" to believe that the seeds will be provided for them each day, judging by what I have noticed in their immediate response to my putting the feeders back outside each morning.

What I really love about this little verse is the message it has for me..."Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings while the dawn is still dark..."   It reminds me of the Bible Verse found in Hebrews 11:1: 
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
   Faith is believing that prayers will be answered, trusting that God will provide all I need, even before I see the actual answers to my prayers.  The birds already understand this.  I need to observe and learn from the birds what faith is all about...

This picture came from my parent's home. It reminds me of me, learning about faith by watching the birds...

Have a blessed day my friends!  I hope you will enjoy watching the birds in YOUR neck of the woods!


  1. Pam, Thank you for sharing this post again. Since I'm a VERY early riser, I know how birds begin to sing well before dawn's early light. The chirping is a beautiful song of praise to their (and my) Creator--a great compliment to my quiet time.


    1. Yes...Birds seem to know how to praise even when we can't seem to understand why!! God must have placed that ability within them..."All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and let us sing...alleluia!"

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. I too am a bird lover and have several feeders in my yard. It brings me such joy to listen to them sing and see their beautiful colors. <3

    1. And isn't it amazing how there are so many varieties of birds? Whatever part of the world you may go, you will see different species of birds...all beautiful and full of praise for their Creator! Thank you for visiting here today! Blessings to you!


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