I received an email this morning that had pictures of painted feathers. They were pretty scenes. Lovely paintings.
Followed by this message:
“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.”
‘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.
My instructions in that email were to send it on to people that I wanted God to bless and protect.
I just want us to remember that Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have…. Share the treasured minutes of your life with those you hold dear.
To realize the value of a Friend…lose one.
Occasionally we receive one of those emails that really does stir our emotions and causes us to think!