It’s almost that time of the year that the hummingbirds will be gone. Even now the migration is well into its flight south. I hate to see them go, but if they don’t, they will die. God created the moon and the sun with their respective roles so that their would be seasons upon the earth (Gen. 1:14). These seasons are meant to evoke worship of him who said, “Let us make man in our image.” We were made to worship the triune God who has made hummingbirds and their migration to survive.
If God the Son sustains the world by his power (Hebrews 1:1-3), and not a bird falls to the ground apart from the will of God the Father (Matthew 10:29-30), and our comfort and encouragement comes from God the Holy Spirit who descended from the Father and lit upon the Son like a dove (Luke 3:22; John 14:16), then not only trust God to take care and bring back our fast-flying-friends in the spring, but also trust God to take care of you as he moves things around for his own glory and your ultimate delight.
Farewell and Godspeed. Lord willing, I’ll see you again!
I love my hummingbirds too! I am constantly filling up two feeders….those little fellers can sure eat! I’ve always heard to put them up on tax day (April 15) and take them down on Labor Day. They are always a little bit later than tax day and they always stay later than Labor Day, so I will continue to feed them until I don’t see them anymore this year.
Hi Cindy. Yes – keep your feeders out until at least one full week goes by without a sight. Here is why: the migration season means that you will be getting some h-birds from Canada – they will hang around for an hour or so and then keep heading south. So keep the restaurant open for these travelers. As always, Enjoy!