You never know what to expect when you are waiting on God to send you messages from the birds!
Last week I shared all about Kevin, the peacock; the poor bird I called 'a critical symbol in the middle of my mid-life crisis'. How I prayed every day for God to put Kevin in my path, and how all I had seen lately was a few average guinea fowl. And I came to the conclusion that maybe ordinary guinea fowl were the answer after all. Perhaps I just needed to live for moment in the ordinary of the day and not continue to obsess over the more majestic peacock which rarely appeared.
And this week I was fully prepared to accept the ordinary. In fact, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings, I crossed paths with those same two guinea fowl. And on Wednesday morning, for the first time ever, I came across 4 guinea fowl in a single hike! I knew each and every sighting was a direct sign I needed to stop searching for such extravagance in the peacock and just live day to day.
I walked back to my car feeling pretty confident about life and started driving out of the parking lot. And then I saw something so extraordinary, I had to double check I wasn't hallucinating! For the first time ever, Kevin had apparently brought his friends out on his morning stroll and there were 3 peacocks casually cruising right by the road, an abundance of peacocks on a day I wasn't expecting any at all! And I must say, I had no idea what to think... When I told the boys they immediately named to new guys 'Dave' and 'Tres'.
I still don't know what to think of these two new peacocks. I suspect I will start obsessing over them as well. And that I will probably not see them again for six months, if at all! I do know that God continues to reveal Himself to me in unexpected and abundant ways. Who knows what will happen if the swans or chickens that I know live on the same property happen to wander onto my path...
PS... I realize that is a picture of Kevin, minus his friends. They were not standing near each other and by the time I tried to take a pic of all three, they were scattering. Peacocks are not found of having their pics taken!
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.