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God's Wings

Friday, June 03, 2011


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 babies. 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)
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  • CHEVY63
    Thank you - what an amazing story!
    3554 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Very touching story! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3556 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5123585
    What a wonderful story! I really like your flower pots too-did your DH make them for you? I know you have a very green thumb, so I know that you planted them yourself! Beautiful!!
    3556 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    I loved this story SO MUCH, Pat! I had to read it to my DH, and he liked it, too. Thank you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3556 days ago
  • INFLATED
    Amen. What you posted on my page is very true too. I know you are one busy lady. Sometimes when I need to do a bank statement or some paper chore, I just put all the stuff I need into a bag and do it at the nursing home where my Mom is. I am spending time with her and getting something else done at the same time. Think about things you can do like this since you are caring for two and hopefully you may be able to carve out some time for yourself. You amaze me with all that you do.

    I wanted to ask if the flower pots on your background are yours. They are stunning!
    3556 days ago
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