Last Monday, July 27th I was in the middle of nowhere. Actually, Mayer Arizona. I heard a strange commotion to the right of my path I was on. As I looked about 20 feet ahead of me I noticed a sparrow had been trapped in a mouse trap. That was something that just was not going to be left alone by me.
As I attempted to catch the bird that was caught in the trap she attempted to keep away from me by going around a bush for cover. After about five around the thicket, I finally caught the trapped bird that was trying to get away from me.
As I lifted the clamp that had the birds leg the bird immediately fluttered away.
After the episode was over I noticed the little sparrow was following me. Maybe to say thanks or maybe not.
Anyway it makes me think of the traps we get ourselves into from time to time and how someone bigger, someone greater comes along to free us.
getting loose from the feeling of being trapped and powerless must feel something like that little bird experienced last Monday. Free and very grateful!
“So do not be afraid ….. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:26-31 (niv)
– awesome .