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What I Learned from A Bird

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 
Matthew 10:28-30

As spring brought warmer weather, I noticed we had a nest of baby birds right outside our backdoor. 

My two sons and I enjoy watching them learn to fly.  Usually, they fly from the nest to the woods and back several times a day.

This particular day, I didn't like what I saw.  And I hoped my boys wouldn't notice.

From inside, it looked like some varmint had been caught on a glue trap on the patio.  My husband had put the trap there to catch flies, roaches and such.

But when I went onto the patio, it wasn't an insect at all.  Instead, I saw a baby bird fighting to get off the trap.  He (or she) must have fallen in flight and landed there.  Its struggle to get out of the glue only helped spread the stickiness.  At first, I had no hope for the poor bird.

But I knew I had to try.

I donned garden gloves, grabbed some vegetable oil and went out to the bird. My heart melted for this little one as it looked at me and squeaked.  It didn't try to fight me.  I think it somehow knew that I would trying to help.

After about 15 minutes, I had freed the bird. 

Still, it took awhile after that before the bird flew away.

Since then, I've thought about you and I are much like this baby bird.  Sometimes we get ourselves into messes that we can't undo.  Yet our Father awaits our call for help. And we can rest assured that He has whatever tools may be necessary to undo the mess. 

Yes, sometimes the "un-doing" takes awhile and may cause some pain.  But our Father will make all things right in the end -- whether that be on earth or in heaven.

Do you have a mess that you need God's help?

Won't you ask Him now to help you?


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