Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Putting things in perspective.............It's a little long, but it's worth it

After a forest fire in
Yellowstone National Park .

The 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.
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.

Please read on . .

To realize the value of a sister
Ask someone who doesn't have one.

To realize the value of ten years:
ask a newly divorced couple

To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one-second:
Ask one who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person who has won
a silver medal in the Olympics.

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.

1 comment:

notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

That's really beautiful. And so true.