Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Spiritual

God's Wings
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, squatted
statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.  Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he gently
rolled the bird over with a stick.  When he moved 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. 
When the blaze arrived, and the heat was scorching her small body to a cinder, 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: vs.. 4)

I only used one of the beautiful pictures received in this email.
I chose the one that reminds me of her shop.



watercolors said...

Oh my what a special feature. Thanks for using my note cards today.

colleen roush said...

Beautiful story Jacki, thank you for sharing. I hope we all live by her example.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a beautiful story.

saracom said...

Great story for the morning.
Love Rox's artwork :)
Happy Sunday all

Julie and Blu

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