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Recently we walked out our front door in the early morning to be met by this large beautiful feather lying directly in our path. Gazing at this beautiful pristine and well formed feather of black and white I stood amazed at God’s goodness and faithfulness to remind us He is near. Turning to Richard I declared what a precious gift that morning to remind us of His presence. I love how our Father uses His creation to speak to us, because He always desires to speak to His people through His word, His still small voice within (Holy Spirit), and nature - actually the entire universe. Scripture reminds us: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands, Psalm 19:1b.

I knew this feather was representing His presence with us particularly that morning and I thanked Him for reminding me of His love and care. Having experienced the trauma of a high speed head on car crash years earlier, some residue still remains and God knows car travel is a always a step of faith for me. So this small expression of nature touched my heart as His peace enveloped me. Yes, you guessed it. Close to twenty minutes into our travels we were almost hit by a fast moving car. We were tossed about with adrenaline rushing through us, but by a near miss we were unharmed. In thankfulness we continued our errands, but my grateful heart began to ponder the works of His hands. How often He protects us without us knowing He is near. And even if we experience a challenge, His presence remains and He walks with us through the adversity. Feathers may represent protection; shield; comfort; covering; anointing; ability to fly. The black and white color: there are no gray areas with you; a straight shooter; very decisive; prophetic view point; you are either for or against, no middle line. ( A-Z Dream Symbology Dictionary-Dr. Barbie Breathitt).

Please know that He is always watching over you and walking with you each day! He is Immanual. He is with you! Matthew 1:23 declares: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means "God with us". (NAS)

“Father, increase our understanding with fresh eyes to see and ears to hear what you are speaking. Help us to gain insight regarding the world around us, as you give wisdom and understanding. Help us to know you are near.”

The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:5-8 New International Version (NIV)

 In His Love -

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