God's Wings

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
My instructions were to send this to people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. Please pass this on to people you want to be blessed. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with a good friend.
To realize the value of a friend…lose one!

Author unknown.

Comments

  • EbyArts
    EbyArts9 months ago

    Thank You! I will send it all my friends my friend.

  • Your welcome, it is quiet a story and true. :) The strength and fortitude of a mothers love.

    – Ann Warrenton

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind9 months ago

    This is a mother. I would die for my children too. Thank you for sharing this bittersweet story Ann. Life is cruel and beautiful at once. Hugs, shar xoxoxoxxoxoxoxxo

  • Your welcome, it is amazing what mother will do. :) xoxoxoxox Hugsss

    – Ann Warrenton