Love and Protection

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.
Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her chicks. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body. The mother had remained steadfast because she had been willing to die so those under the cover of her wings would live.


"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge." (Psalm 91:4)


Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.
Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
41-45, F
6 Responses Apr 19, 2008

((((((( BIG GROUP HUG ))))))))<br />
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~ where will my fools follie take me today ~

God definately has a sense of humor.. sometimes it seems like LIFE itself is one big SICK CRUEL JOKE.. <br />
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I have to laugh to keep from crying most of the time.<br />
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Love you Whackster and thanks for being LIGHT.. Or rather, being A LIGHT ;)<br />
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Good one Winnie - I think I fall into the Fool serving the Wise category for sure.. but then again, we are placed here on earth to Serve One Another.. so the story goes.. <br />
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~ feeling very foolish ~

Pretty powerful huh? Makes one think.<br />
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Thanks for commenting Paul :)

We all need this reminder Lexus.. Indeed!

Thank you!<br />
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I needed that today.