I don’t know whether I can write this, but I’ll try.
If you’ve read many of my Conquest articles, you know what a softie I am. This begins with our seeing a male and a
female blue birds, spending time on our sun deck. Then, came a day that they seemed to be close for the entire time, and
seemed to know that we were watching. But even if I had known what had happened, there was nothing I could have done. After
that, they didn’t come any more, and I wondered.
There had been a wind and rain storm in a night earlier, and as I swept small branches and
leaves off the sun deck, I found where they had built a nest on the top tier of a what-not shelf my wife had put there, and
it was then that I found the nest…with the body of a little baby blue bird in it. Of course I had to remove it.
And for days, my heart went out for that pair of birds, every time I looked out at that sun deck.
And the hurt didn’t go away. Finally, I began
to wonder why this was bothering me so. And finally, it came to me that if I hurt so, over a baby bird, how does the Lord
feel for us, with the cares of this world, brought on by that evil one…how much does the Lord hurt for us!
I have to admit to you that the tears are coming
so that I’m having trouble writing this. Jesus Christ has the cares of the whole world on His shoulders, and is holding
out His arms, offering to care with us.
He was talking to us, when He said, "…how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathered
her chickens under her wings, and ye would not" (Matthew 23:37). Give your heart to Him.