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Of Birds And Men

Door opens.  Cat runs.  Cat pounces.  Cat catches bird.  NO!  NO!  Chase is on.  Cat caught.  Bird rescued.

All a prelude to a powerful God Moment. 

As I held the stunned, beautiful  red cardinal in my hand, my eyes filled with tears.  God had created this beautiful creature and He knows this little bird.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God”  (Luke 12:6).

I stood there soothing it and praying that it would live and fly out of my hand.

How much more God loves me.  “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows “ (Luke 12:7).    The Book of Psalms tells me “You know when I sit and when I rise, You perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways” (Psalms 139: 2-4).

The bird blinks, clings to my finger, then flies away into the sky to do exactly what God created it to do----to glorify its Creator by its beauty in a world created for His most beloved creation, you and me.

As I am watching it fly away, I thank God for saving its life and for His great love of us, whom He rescued from certain death in the clutches of our prowling enemy.  “Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8).

Cat mad!

Claudia Jackson

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