Look at this picture of this beautiful little bird, so pure and innocent. I was told that this bird is a Finch.
One day at church, I heard a little thump on the outside glass door leading into the church, and when I heard the noise, for some reason I knew what it was.
This little Finch flew into the glass door and landed on the walkway. It was so sad to see what had happened because as I looked at the bird from the inside, two other ladies came over and also looked, and none of us was sure if the bird was going to make it, because we could see that its breathing was at a rapid pace.
I cracked the door just a little to see if maybe the Finch would fly away, but it didn’t move at all.
One of the ladies said a prayer asking God to heal, protect and spare this little one, and with that, the two of them walked away.
I went and got some water and placed it in front of the bird, but I never saw it drink any, but to my surprise I was able to reach out and gently stroke its back with one finger, and after about five minutes later, I watched this pure innocent Finch fly away.
Since then it has been on my mind about the purity and innocence of our children, and sometimes they too run into trouble and need prayer and someone to maybe just take the time to listen to what they have to say or pay attention to what’s going on in their life.
We should always keep our children in prayer, but we should also take the time to give them a little hug, a little alone time between you and them. Maybe once a month, take the time or find the time to take your child out on a date, and to be honest with you, I have been guilty of not doing this, but that is going to change. The love and time we give to our children now will be what they remember later and maybe transfer that same love and time to their children.
You may ask, what about me as an adult? Yes we all go through trials and tribulations and we are no different than our children. Sometimes all we need is a little hug, or just someone to take the time and show that they care about what’s going on in our life.
Just like the beautiful, pure and innocent little Finch, all it needed was , first a prayer, then a touch from someone to show that they care and with that the Finch was pleased enough to get the courage and strength to fly away happy.