Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Wings

An article in National Geographic several years agoprovided a penetrating picture of God's wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forestrangers began their trek up a mountain to assess theinferno's damage.

One ranger found a bird literallypetrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knockedover the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tinychicks 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 hadgathered them under her wings, instinctively knowingthat the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flownto safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched hersmall body, the mother had remained steadfast.Because she had been willing to die, those under thecover of her wings would live.

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge..." Being loved this much should make a difference inyour life.

Remember the One who loves you and then,be different because of it.

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