His Wings

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 52 years young! I am so blessed and thankful to be here that I don’t mind the number at all. One of the gifts I give myself each year is time to count my blessings. Parents and siblings who love me; friends who make me smile and laugh and trust me with their tears; children who make me proud to know them and love them; a husband who cherishes me and the 28 years we have shared so far…and the list goes on.

The greatest of these blessings is the love and grace of God. His wings lift me when I am down, and shelter me from the storms. Being so loved makes me a better person. I pray that I pass His love on to those who cross my path.

Enjoy this parable from an unknown author…

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)

Being loved this much should make a difference in your life.
Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.

Julie Weldon

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Andrea wrote:
You most certainly pass HIS love on, Julie! Happy Birthday :)

Thu, October 1, 2009 @ 8:21 AM

2. Wendy Saathoff wrote:
Great devotion and Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day and year ahead! The greatest gift of all is LOVE!

Thu, October 8, 2009 @ 8:21 PM

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