Can YOU Help Me Find It...
At the end of July a rare bird was spotted in Missouri. It was about two hours from my home and I always struggle with whether or not to "chase" a bird. This one however was rare enough that I just couldn't ignore it.
The bird was a Wood Stork. They are usually only found in Florida and Mexico. So for this one to be in Missouri was VERY rare. In fact, I could only find nine other sightings in the last 40 years here in the Show Me State.
I woke up early on July 30th and headed out. It was dark on the roads, and I was alone. I had a lot of time to think, and pray. I know that it probably sounds fickle, but I said many a prayer for help finding the Wood Stork. I'm sure GOD has many more important things to worry about, but I've been learning to give more things in my life over to him. Here are some verses that went through my mind as I traveled.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Search for the LORD and for HIS strength; seek HIS face always.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If MY people, who are called by MY name, will humble themselves and pray and seek MY face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing.
The LORD helped me that day. My trip wasn't in vain. I thanked HIM then, and thank HIM even more now that I can share my story and the images I captured that day. Enjoy!
Song: Help Me Find It by Sidewalk Prophets