When I go outside and stand in my backyard, I have the blessing of being surrounded by a colorful variety of birds.
I see Blue Jays with their brilliant mixture of clouds and sky, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers boasting bold reds and checkerboard designs.
I see Brown Thrashers robed in rich creams and coppers, and Mockingbirds garbed in subtler shades of gray.
And I see Nuthatches with their blacks and whites woven seamlessly together in a pattern of perfection.
I look at these birds and think there are lessons to be learned, for surely God loves diversity.