A minister once shared this story…
“One day we were driving our son’s quad on a trail through the forest in Alberta Canada. Wild roses, bluebells, wild strawberries and other plants blanketed the soil under the tall, slender Aspens. It was very peaceful, and we were truly enjoying the ride.
Just ahead of us, we saw a mother grouse and her baby chicks scurrying across our trail. The chicks were scurrying as fast as their thin legs would carry them; however, the mother stood her ground, her tail feathers fanned out, her neck feathers ruffled. She was positioned to protect her family! We stopped the quad and watched.
The chicks had scattered on both sides of the trail and the mother began clucking rapidly, calling her chicks. Soon the chicks ran toward her and the whole family ran to hide in the underbrush. A brave mother taking on our large four–wheeler; she was willing to give up her life for her little family. Good parents are like that.”
As I watched her, I thought of our Shepherd (Christ) giving His life for His flock and leaving the 99 sheep to look for the lost one. I thought about our Lord’s promise: “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:29). Hallelujah! Comforting, isn’t it?
Today, I am so thankful to You Lord. For protecting us, Your little flock, Your children, from all the bullies that want to torment our lives. We take confidence and strength from the promise in Deuteronomy 3:22, “Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you”. Only when we get to heaven will we realize how often God had to fight to save us from harm. Thank You, God!
Yahweh, You are our Rock, Fortress and Saviour. You are our Rock in whom we find protection. Father, please help those people who are being bullied. Send people to help them. Please help the people who are doing bullying to get help so that they will not continue to hurt people. Lord, give me the courage to tell my parents or others about anyone I know who is being hurt or bullied. Lord, help us all to not yield to temptation; deliver us from evil in Jesus’s Name. Amen
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