Paul tells us in Romans 8 that all creation groans and longs to be rescued and renewed. The other night I became even more convinced of this when I heard a Mockingbird’s song outside our window. Mockingbirds will learn the songs of other birds and fly from tree to tree singing the songs to mark their territory. Usually they sing each song three times working through their repertoire and then move to the next tree. Mockingbirds are especially fond of suburban garden areas. Just the other night I heard what I thought was a rough sounding car alarm; like the battery was going out. To my surprise I discovered that it was not a car alarm, but a Mockingbird that had learned a new song. How sad.