When I first saw this photo of a male Eastern bluebird, I was struck by the fact that he seemed to be listening intently to something, and I was reminded of the Scripture passages that speak of the still small voice, the tiny whisper of the Father who addresses us when we have ears to really hear and listen. I was also reminded of a story about Dr. Carlos Finlay who was deep in prayer, listening for the Lord’s direction, while he was reciting the Rosary. A mosquito kept buzzing in his ear, and a thought occurred to him that this might be the breakthrough clue he was seeking in trying to unlock the mystery of malaria and yellow fever. Could it be that the mosquito was the agent of transmission? After much research, it turned out that Dr. Finlay’s prayer-time revelation was right on target, and in time, the killer diseases of malaria and yellow fever lost their punch and were able to be controlled. The discovery also opened up the way to the completion of the Panama Canal, a feat that would have been impossible had Dr. Finlay not found a way to protect the workers from these pestilences. What began as a tiny whisper, a hint from above during one man’s prayer time, evolved into good news, worldwide, for mankind. Who knows what the tiny whisper might be telling us; mankind needs this wisdom and hearing ears to receive it!


  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 6 years ago

    awesome awesome awesome!

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 6 years ago

    Fantastic image Bonnie and the scripture is perfect…thank you for the information of Dr Carlos Finlay….I was not aware that this is how it all came about………….this little Bluebird is superb!!!

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 6 years ago

    Another inspiring card and interesting information about Dr. Finlay. Excellent!!

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutover 6 years ago

    Brilliant blue! Your bird images always amazes me…

  • Yool
    Yoolover 6 years ago

    Very very nice Bonnie

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 6 years ago

    Adorable bird, Bonnie and an interesting narrative! Birds do seem to spend a lot of time listening, don’t they? ;o)

  • Northof40
    Northof40over 6 years ago

    Truly beautifully done stunner bird…….

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work ! My parents always told me that we have two ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk ha! Tom

  • MaryMina
    MaryMinaover 6 years ago

    What an interesting story showing how God works in seemingly simpl, tiny ways in order to work His miracles for the sake of mankind.
    And the Bluebird – such a cheery little creature. I had never seen one before I joined RB and yours always make me smile. Truly a bird of happiness. LoL

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

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