Unexpected Visitors


The outside classroom door stood propped open to invite the fresh morning air.  Just beyond the open door, our school garden flourished and we wanted as much contact as we could with the fresh air and colors.

We now sat in back of the room finishing our devotional time with prayer.  Suddenly, a mighty chorus of bird singing interrupted our quiet prayer time. They were so loud I thought they must have flown right into the classroom!  No one could keep their eyes shut, not even the teacher.  And there they sat – six finches atop the archway just outside our classroom.

“I think they came to praise God with us,” I commented.  “They certainly are praising God!”  We finished out prayer time (with our eyes open) and immediately after pronouncing our traditional chorus of “Amen!” off they flew!  What a lovely start to the day!

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