Under His Wings


An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of 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 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.

When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, 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.

  1. awax1217 said:

    I am reminded of the Holocaust and the time when there was sacrifice which was extraordinary. Many gave their children up to save them. Knowing they would eventually be killed they gave their children to strangers to get them out of Germany.


  2. Kiavma said:

    I actually really needed to read this today. Thank you


  3. Indeed: the challenge is to be ever-mindful of God’s love, and let that knowledge make us different people. Thank you, Kenny, for a memorable, powerful story.


  4. kiwiskan said:

    but I always hated this story as a child – I cried for the mother hen


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: