Friday, January 15, 2010

The Promise of Feathers

"He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection." Psalm 91:4 NLT

A story was sent to us and this Bible verse was attached to the end of it. Apparently it is a true story.

It was about a couple of park rangers that were walking through a forest that had just been on fire. They saw this eagle sitting at the base of this big tree. Well, the eagle and the tree were dead. So, one of the rangers knocked over the eagle because he thought that it was eerie that even though the bird was dead, it was still upright. Well, when he knocked over the bird, she fell over and out came 5 little birds. They were amazed!

What they figured is that the mother knew that she could not fly out 5 babies chicks and she wouldn't leave them and save herself, so she moved them down to the ground, instinctly knowing that heat and smoke would rise up. She then hide her babies under her wings to protect them, and protect them she did--at her own sacrifice.

Isn't that what the Lord does for us? Doesn't He protect us when we need protection? Move us to safer ground when we are in the wrong or dangerous place?

Isn't that what Easter is all about? Sacrifice? But sacrifice doesn't start with Easter. It started with Christmas. He graciously sacrificed His spot in Heaven for 30 some odd years to be here for us--to protect and sacrifice. He did that for you and for me.

Feel His soft and warm feathers cover and protect you. He promised you He would. You can trust Him.


  1. Dear Pastor Eric
    Psalm 91 is the scriptures I pray over the soldiers I send "stuff" to. I know it has protected one of my former soldier contact when an IED hit his vehicle.
    God Bless

  2. Dear Merlin,

    Hello! I just want to tell you that you are an inspiration to all the Lord brings into your life. Thank you for being you.