Last Saturday, my nephew Timothy captured these photos of this female Boat-tailed Grackle as she searched for food among trash from the neighboring dumpster, then soaring to safety with her treasure.
I was immediately reminded of parts of my life that I thought were trash, broken, and useless but were turned into soaring usefulness, beauty, and treasure, by my loving Heavenly Father. For that, I joined the Psalmist David in proclaiming:
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever”! ~ Psalm 30:11-12