FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lubbock Homes

This is not my original, but rather something that was sent to me in an email, I thought that is was so appropriate for this time of year, I wanted to share it, A little something to put things
in perspective...

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.

 

Comments (1)

Tera Tyner
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

I see what you are doing!!! I wish that I got things like you get that I could use! but no i have to come up with my own stuff!

Dec 08, 2008 02:25 PM