Birds and COVID 19

It is Spring! And the birds are singing as they claim and protect their territory as they nest.

I have a Cardinal, who for the past 5 weeks, has banged himself against my sunroom window, my kitchen window, my living room window and my study window. The cat at first thought this was exciting but now has grown bored by it!

Outside my front door I have a tall shrub – not sure what it is – but a small house finch built a nest there. I became aware of it when each time I’d step outside to get the mail, the mother bird flew out. One day I peeked in and saw the nest and 4 eggs. The next day, I saw 5 eggs.

She sat on them faithfully. Each day I’d check on their progress – careful not to disturb her. And one day I saw 3 baby birds – naked and ugly! Then two more hatched. I was concerned how they’d all fit in that tiny nest as they grew. I watched them grow and develop beaks, real feathers… It was fun.

Then we had a terribly windy day. And I noticed the nest had pitched over. Three baby birds were cleaning tightly to the shrub branch. One was on the ground beneath. I don’t know what happened to the other.

I continued to watch. Then I noticed yesterday, all were gone. Just the empty nest was there. It made me sad. But maybe they had grown enough to fly off on their own.

But in all of this process I could help but think of Jesus’ words in Matthew’s Gospel: “Are not too sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” (Mt. 10:29) and “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (Mt. 6:26)

With the COVID 19 there is much anxiety, fear, worry. I understand that. There is much uncertainty. The one certainty we have is that God is in control – this did not take Him by surprise. He is on His throne. He loves us – that’s what Good Friday was about – “God so loved that He gave…” He has a plan. And we can trust Him – totally. Is it easy? No. Does it come automatically? No. Do we feel it all the time? No. That’s why it is called faith.


“Now the Lord said to Moses, “One more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; ‘About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt, and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well. Moreover, there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been before and such as shall never be again. Exodus 11

That was when God sent his angel to slay all the first-born in Egypt – the last plague that convinced Pharaoh to let the Hebrew children go.

The thing that distinguished the Hebrew children from the Egyptians on the night the angel passed over was the shed blood of a lamb on the door posts. Our only hope is in the blood of the Lamb.

On Friday we will remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross for us. He shed His own blood so that we might be forgiven and made new.

Booking Signing on March 14 @ The Billy Graham Library

On Saturday, March 14, Ruth signed copies of her book “Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself.” She enjoyed meeting and greeting all who attended the book signing event at The Billy Graham Library.

Article about Ruth by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Ruth was recently featured in an article by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association about her latest book, Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself.  You can read the article here:

100 Huntley Street Interview

Ruth recently traveled to Ontario Canada to appear on the Christian daily television talk show and the flagship program of Crossroads Christian Communication, 100 Huntley Street.

You can watch the interview here:

Ruth with Glenn Beck

Ruth was recently interviewed by Glenn Beck. Here’s the link to watch:

Ruth on Steve Brown, Etc.

Ruth was recently on Steve Brown, Etc. of the Key Life Network. Listen here!



Click here to watch Ruth on Life Today!

Ruth’s shows have officially aired on Life Today. In case you missed them, below are links for you to view and download each respective show.

Freedom of Forgiveness




A God Who Forgives



Ruth on Life Today November 11 and 13!

Ruth’s shows air Monday, November 11, & Wednesday, November 13. You can view the shows on demand beginning on their air dates at

Below is a sneak peek, as well as a bonus interview segment with Randy Robison.

Wednesday, November 13

Ruth Graham: Be Honest With God

The author of “Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself” insists that God can handle our emotions as we come to Him for forgiveness.



Ruth Graham: Forgiving My Father
The daughter of Billy Graham explains how her freedom came through forgiveness, which included forgiving her famous father.


Below is a link to the station guide where you can find the times your show will air in specific local television markets: