Driving along a country road, my friend rounded the corner and immediately pressed on the brake. He had noticed a bird just ahead of us, standing in the middle of the road. It was a short distance off, but right in our path.
Expecting the bird to move, we continued to head towards it slowly, but it just continued to stand there happily in the middle of the road, unaware of the approaching danger – completely oblivious.
By this point, we were getting pretty close, so my friend slowed the car some more, and finally the bird noticed us, but here’s the part we were not expecting…
It tried to run away!
For the next thirty seconds or so we rode along behind the bird, which was increasingly panicking, running as fast as its legs would carry it. It was funny to watch, and we wondered how long it would be before it realised. Then, at last, it was as if the penny dropped, and it remembered it had a greater power available to it than just the speed of its running.
It had wings! …
I love it when God uses our everyday experiences to remind us of truth! Join me at Devotable as I reflect on what that bird has to teach us about life as a Christian.