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Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Momma rejects her babies.....

"The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten
me." "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no
compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will
not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. " Isaiah 49:

and then there were 2

So far two of the eggs have been pushed from the nest. They didn't make it. There are still 2 eggs in the nest but the mom hasn't been as attentive. Maybe she lost patience- maybe she sensed they were dead. My husband assures me that animal "self talk" sounds like "white noise" and that it was purely instinctual. "Don't personalize the birds" wasn't exactly spoken... but implied. Maybe, these last two eggs will hatch.

I won't be available to post the further progression over the weekend. But I'll be affected by it- or it's lack. It made me think of a very sad fact. Sometimes, mothers- (fathers, family, friends) reject the weak, the immature. Sometimes they reject for no reason other than choice, instinct.

This is where the parallel between the birds tender care, and God's care for us ends. She may reject. But He- will never. We are engraved upon his hands. Here is my prayer for each who comes by today:

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power
through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts
through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may
have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high
and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses
knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we
ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be
glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and
ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:16-20

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