Who is in Need of God's Way Out?
The little Indigo Bunting looked half dead as it lay on the flagstones in front of our house.
This wasn’t the first time a bird had hit one of our windows and, knowing the drill, my daughters and I rushed to the rescue.
With three barn cats claiming our property as their hunting grounds, we knew that the little stunned bird didn’t stand a chance if spotted.
I found our old birdcage and with the help of my girls, we laid “Chester” on top of some newspapers inside.
Usually a stunned bird will take a few minutes to recover, and I could tell that Chester was about ready to be released when I heard a series of chirps coming from the cage and he began to flutter around.
I was just about to bring the cage outside when Chester did a surprising thing.
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Trapped in a tough circumstance with no way of escape? Feel like you're banging your head against the wall and slamming into doors that won't open? God will make a way -- trust him.
6/18/2013 03:13:21 pm
I can see myself in that bird, flying somewhat off course and finding myself trapped. God is so gracious and always comes after me. It's interesting that you donned gloves. It reminds me of the expression (referring to someone as having to) "handle with kid gloves". Oh, if we could be like your little blue bird and react calmly when God touches us to show us the way out. However, I know I sometimes put up a fight even though He wants to be gentle. It's like the drowning person who fights when being rescued... Oh Lord, let me be cooperative.
6/19/2013 06:23:33 am
Joanne, what a wonderful analogy. Made my eyes moist when I thought about how we need to let God carry us. It was quite an experience carrying that little bird. I think he actually fainted in my hands. When I tried to put him on a tree branch, he fell face first! I felt it wasn't the best place for him to lay there with the cats around, so I put him in the cage again. This time with all holes blocked! When he came to, it was a beautiful experience letting him out and seeing him fly up and up...
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