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 someone Special.
To realize the value of a Friend...lose one.
The Godwink with the above story occurred this morning while I was at work. I had received this above story on my email and forwarded to many of you because of its beauty. Ria was a recipient and wrote back to me saying that she had just posted this Psalm 91:15 on her blog post this morning prior to reading this story.
And with this Godwink celebration....Vesuviusmama was drawn from the hat this morning as the winner of my "weekend Godwink giveaway.!" Congrats, Erin!