The Peacock Feather...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 16, 2011
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amy hurtado holding a peacock featherMy friend Amy, who serves as our radio coordinator, loves all things 'peacock.' Earlier this year at her bridal shower, she gave peacock feathers to all her guests – it was the first time I had really examined the intricate, elegant design and stunning colors. So I decided to prop it up on my bathroom counter because every morning when I see it, I want to be reminded of the wonders of God's creative genius. When you consider all the thin, individual strands which form the turquoise 'eye' of the feather, and how each feather then makes a grander design on the peacock's plume, well… it was worth doing a radio program about. It's posted on the radio page today and I'd love for you to hear it! Job 37 says "Do you know the wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?" Well, find a peacock feather – take ten minutes to really look at it; it'll give you a fresh insight into the wonders of our great, creator God!


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My friend of +++ years from a western nebr ranch had many peacocks. Our daughters wedding flowers were peacock feathers and pink calla lillies. The huge boquets of peacock feathers never harmed one peacock as they lose and renew friends gift of the feathers and all the years caring about me and sharing these feathers has been a gift I will always treasure.There is nothing more beautiful Your story is being sent to my friend Dixie..The gift of the peacock feather...
  • Dec. 21, 2011
  • 7:16 a.m.
  • cheryl miller
Amy, What a great picture, and it nice to learn something new about you! AWESOME! Billy Burnett
  • Dec. 19, 2011
  • 2:02 p.m.
  • billy burnett
I have a picture of a male peacock "strutting" his feathers to please a female peacock. It has its feathers spread wide, and is a great shot. If you want, I can email it to you.
  • Dec. 18, 2011
  • 5:26 a.m.
  • Ron Thompson
praise the lord..for this wonderful idea about the peacock feather..joni has inspired me my whole life..from her singing to her emails..i'm so glad soemone thought of this does remind us of how the small things are just as important as the big stuff god bless you
  • Dec. 17, 2011
  • 12:14 p.m.
Thanks for reminding us that God,s creative love and power surrounds us if we take the time to look, and ponder,and celebrate, also to thank Him xx
  • Dec. 17, 2011
  • 2:54 a.m.
  • Maria Chambers
The range of colours amaze me just all the shades in one spectre such as greens and purples What must the colours in heaven be like !!!
  • Dec. 17, 2011
  • 12:55 a.m.
  • hazel halliday
Thank you for that post, Joni. We have several pets and whenever I hold one of our guinea-pigs on my lap, I'm amazed to see how that small creature actually shows some personality, squeaks, looks at us and cuddles up on my lap. How they look up at us and squeak when we open the fridge door! In spring, one of our guinea-pigs had three babies and we were fascinated with these tiny things which were walking around the cage after a day,with fur and their eyes open, always close to their mum. Having these pets has given us insight into the wonders of God - and many people who visited us and observed them.
  • Dec. 17, 2011
  • 12:36 a.m.
  • C. H.
Shortly before my mother passed away, she asked each of her kids, that if they could be a bird what would they choose it be. When it was my turn I answered a peacock! Not her! She said that she wanted to be a sparrow! Why mom? Because God's eye is on the sparrow! Her pastor spoke about this precious thought at her funeral. <3
  • Dec. 16, 2011
  • 8:17 p.m.
  • Mary
Thank you for the comments on the peacock feather. God's creative beauty is never ending. My husband and I live in the country, and I enjoy going on walks where I can soak in the beauties of nature. One day as I was walking, I realized as I admired the many shades of greens, blues, browns, oranges, etc., that none of the colors clashed--not one. It doesn't take long in trying to put colors and designs together in a fabric shop to see that some colors that we manufacture just don't go well together. God has blessed us with the ability to recreate color and to view it with our eyes, but only He designs and creates to perfection. We are blessed to have the opportunity to know The Ultimate Master Craftsman? Thank you Joni for your glimpses of Him!
  • Dec. 16, 2011
  • 6:38 p.m.
  • Sandy
...a bird in flight...and the contrast of the deep complexities within the tiny elements of a cell contrasting with the vastness of space and plural galaxies, the stars,...the touch of a soft breeze...a lady bug on an open book...a flower newly opened
  • Dec. 16, 2011
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • Sue
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