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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mamas, Babies, and the Protection of an Almighty God

By DickDaniels ( (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0
There she stood, perched on the fence, watching.  Her determination was amazing. She would not move, regardless of the Eighty-five Kindergartners who were headed her way.  They were marching along the fence, in a line...a long line, bashing tambourines and beating drums, singing patriotic songs in their "outside voices" (read: at the tops of their lungs).  And...they were headed for her perch.

She stood fast.  She would not give up her post.

For a moment, it seemed rather peculiar.  Why stand firm in the face of such a threat?  I mean, I work in a school, I understand what it is to have 85 exuberant five-year-olds headed your way.

Then, it hit me.  I turned my gaze to the nearest tree, scanned up about 100 feet, and...there it was.  A nest, with three fledglings peeking up over the edge.

She was a mama, and mamas don't give up their posts.

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed ~ Ps. 57:1

If there is one thing you don't want to do, it is come between a mama and her children.  It is written in our cells, protect, to guide, to put ourselves in harm's way, if needed, to shield our offspring.

House Crow(Chicks) I IMG 0175
By J.M.Garg (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So alone the Lord did lead him, and there was no strange god before him.
~Deut. 32: 11-12

Even so, human mothers sometimes fail.  The most we can do is give every ounce of effort we have in us, to being the best mother that we can be.  God, though, does not fail us. We have a steadfast, unfailing, Almighty God who sees the whole picture from his perch, and will not leave us.

Truly, we are greatly blessed.

Remain Safe in the Sheltering Wings of Our Lord, Dear Ones,


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  1. Oh yes, this thing that happens when you see those two pink lines and you just know you'll protect that human being for as long as you can.

  2. This is a wonderful post!! I love the pictures, too...they make it just lovely. I have always loved baby bird and even crow or blackbird :) God is indeed good to us!


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