Ours was the first house in our neighborhood, 22 years ago. At that time the field in front of our home was still farmed. Soon the farm was cleared, a road was cut through the field and many houses were built around us. It has taken years for shrubs and trees planted by the new homeowners to gain maturity. Recently I noticed that our neighborhood has taken on a mature look and some yards almost look overgrown. When I go for walks in the morning, one particular evergreen tree captures my attention. It is very tall and thickly branched and planted in a row of similar trees that provide privacy for one home. This particular tree has a family of birds living somewhere within and as I pass they are chirping merrily (though I can't see them). The thought occurred to me: The owner wanted privacy, but God wanted to make a tree that sings.
I love how the Lord has built such harmony into his handiwork.
Psalm 104:12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.