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, 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. Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.


  1. What a great post! It really shows how Christ gave his life for us...and how Christ protects us under His almighty wings in times of need.

  2. Oh Emily! How touching!


    God Bless you!

    Have a great Sunday! Please pray for me, I have the flu =O!

    Your friend

  3. I'm sorry. With everything thats happened to ellie, I can't read anyones post, I can only give updates, because everything is crazy. but please go to my blog again and leave a message for ellie like I've said. and then you can also see an update. thanks.

  4. This is so beautiful and so true! Thanks for sharing it!


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