Sunday Inspiration – Herons

Great Blue Heron by Dan

Great Blue Heron by Dan

And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. (Leviticus 11:19 KJV)

Herons are a favorite bird species of mine. We see them frequently here in central Florida. One of their characteristics that impress me is their patience. It is common to see them standing almost still except for their neck swaying slowly back and forth.

Oh, that I had the patience like these Storks.

These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. (Psalms 104:27 KJV)

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalms 27:14 KJV)

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (James 1:3 KJV)

Herons belong to the  Ardeidae – Herons, Bitterns Family and are a Bird of the Bible.


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“Peace Medley”  by Faith Baptist Choir




2 thoughts on “Sunday Inspiration – Herons

  1. Amen for Day #5 and all the others also! Must be nice having a pond in your own backyard. Our backyard is up against a road they are getting ready to 4-land. I am thankful ANY bird that visits our yard.


  2. Earlier this year I spent hours at Chaplain Bob Webel’s pond-shore home (in St. Petersburg, Florida), watching the birds from the Webels’ backyard — including herons and limpkins — what a joy! It’s hard to beat watching herons, spoonbills, egrets, limpkins, and other long-legged wetland birds. At my own home in the cross timbers region of Texas we have a pond in our backyard, and we mostly get egrets and great blue herons. Makes you thankful for what God did on Day #5.


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