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I wanted to get some photos of the wings of the Cockatoo to use in a computer art work for a celebration of Pentecost, so I put the telephoto lens on my camera and left it in the car hoping to see a flock of the birds. I prayed that God would help me to get a good shot.....but after about 3 months I took the camera out of the car. I had not seen them close enough and I was thinking that the camera I had was the wrong sort for catching the kind of images I wanted. Meanwhile I had also seen the images of two hands crossed in an iconic art work and they looked just like wings. So I decided I would try and morph two hands into a dove ... the Holy Spirit is the "ezer" - "Helper" like two hands.
I took the camera out of the car and that afternoon I heard a lot of squawking. It took me a few minutes to realize that there were cockatoos outside my house. I grabbed the camera and went outside. The cockatoos flew towards me, lifted their wings, (which was just the shot I wanted!!) and then flew away. How gracious God is!
Christmas 2005 we visited Melbourne. I decided to go to the Museum. They had stuffed birds hanging from the ceiling ... I was able to use my digital camera to take the photos I had originally wanted. I put them together to make this one: The right images for my camera!
In 2007 two wild cockatoos came to my balcony and posed for me! So God answered my prayer.
"Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed." Proverbs 16:3