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I stare out my window on a cloudy day. All the pure sunlight has been drowned in grey, and blue skies have been lost to gloom. The trees are still, and the air makes no sound. A morning rain has put a dull gloss upon the leaves and grass--but, pray, what light is to be found?
Suddenly, a flash! I leap out of my seat, curious to see what has passed in front of my eyes. There it goes again, zipping through the air! I crane for a glimpse of this mysterious blur.
Just as I hoped, the creature stops, hovering in the air. 'Tis a beautiful little hummingbird pining, no doubt, for a drink of sweet nectar. Its searching black eyes rest upon me for just a fleeting moment. I admire its shimmering feathers. Even in the darkness, its glittering coat, like a king garbed in royal raiment, stuns me, and its sparkling throat, like the diamond necklace of a queen, steals my breath. The beat of its wings is near silent and never-failing.
All at once, it zooms away, never to be seen again. How can such a small thing radiate such glory? How did it please the Almighty to so wonderfully adorn such an insignificant thing? But I remember He does much the same with us. We are but little sprouts choked out all too soon by the weeds of death, yet His fervent care for us never ceases until the end of days.
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"Wisdom begins in wonder." -Socrates
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