Word-Filled Wednesday

Last year Nolemana and I made several trips to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. We originally went to Ridgefield to do an appraisal, and then, to our delight, discovered the refuge. The scenery and wildlife took my breath away. We had such a good time that we became members, and each trip up got better and better. It takes about thirty minutes to drive the entire loop if you never stop along the way, but it always takes us at least an hour because there’s so much to look at.

On this particular day, a Great Blue Heron rose majestically up in front of the car, his wings seeming to beat out a drumbeat to the glory of God. As I watched his huge expanse of wings, I thought how much it looked as if he were raising them in praise to God and I wondered if in some way he knew that too.

We humans are so limited in our thinking! We reason that no animal or bird could possibly know how to praise God because we see ourselves as so much more superior to the “beasts of the fields”. But what if, just what if, their praises exist on a completely different plane than those of us mere mortals? What if, as a heron soars above the earth, he is singing his own song of praise to the God who made him? What if, when we raise our hands in praise to God, He thinks to Himself, “Look at my children! They look just like that Blue Heron that Mokihana saw at Ridgefield as it took off and praised me with uplifted wings!”

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20 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. Denise says:

    Beautiful WFW, be blessed sweetie.

  2. Peggy says:

    Blessings Mokihana…what if…even the rocks cry out and the birds lift in praise…should we,not PRAISE Him even more & raise our arms the same!
    Beautiful words…perfect photo…and glorious verse! How Majestic is the Blue Heron that brings Glory to Our King! Enjoy a wonderful WFW! Keep sharing these exquisite photos from the Wildlife Refuge! May God bless you!

  3. Beautiful, Mokihana!

    I believe ALL creation praises our Creator God and King! It is not hard for me to believe at all that this majestic bird praises God in its beautiful flight.

    I walk early in the mornings, while dark. There is such a stillness. But, the wind will rustle through the trees and I know both wind and trees are praising Him! Then, the birds begin their beautiful song and I KNOW they are praising Him. “Praise Him moon and stars! Praise Him Heavenly hosts! Praise Him creatures below!”

    Thank you for sharing such a glorious picture and verse.


  4. Susan says:

    Wow, how neat you caught that picture!! Great verse to go with it too.

    Have a blessed WFW♥

  5. Jill says:

    WOW! What an amazing picture! Your walk to capture this picture sounds amazing!

    Blessings today,

  6. Jen says:

    What a beautiful picture! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Dee says:

    such a wonderful pic – and verse

    Praise seems to be the theme this morning.

    Sweet Blessings,

  8. Kristi says:

    Oh, what a great picture and verse! Blessings to you!

  9. Laurie Ann says:

    Absolutely beautiful WFW! He does look like he’s raising his wings in praise to the Most High God!

  10. Stacy says:

    What a beautiful and breathtaking picture that you captured of God’s creation and His majesty. Yes, let us all lift our arms in prasie to our Lord and Savior who created the Heavens and the earth and so deserves our praise. Have a blessed day.

  11. Wow, what an amazing photo! Loved the words of wisdom you had to share today, very uplifting. Literally!
    Bless you 🙂

  12. Michele says:

    Wonderful photo and post. Thank you for sharing.

  13. What a beautiful post…When I see flowers in bloom, I think of them as faces looking up to their creator. We serve such a kind God, to give us such beauty to enjoy.

  14. Deanna says:

    That bird is kind of like I feel sometimes. Trying to soar but feel like I am barely getting off the ground.

  15. Carolyn says:

    What an amazing picture and the verse makes for a perfect pairing! God’s creation woos us to Him and His wonderful love!

  16. Kikue Mugen says:

    That is a GREAT SHOT and wonderful caption for it.

  17. Debra says:

    You have a real sensitive spirit, and a way of seeing God in His creation that some of us would miss. I love being shown little things (so called) that truly give Him honor and point us to Him. Lovely post and photo-in fact-that’s an AMAZING photo!
    Love, Debra

  18. ozjane says:

    Romans 1 rings true again in that He has left a record of Himself throughout creation.
    This is a lovely way of making us more aware and opening our eyes a little more.

  19. Amydeanne says:

    tht is very cool! very thought filled post!

  20. Leilani says:


    What an incredible picture and wonderful post! I completely agree that the birds, trees, rocks, water, all praise God in their own way…..I do just love your posts….. I’m so proud of you.

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