This was an email sent to me about a bird, the story doesn't mention the type of bird, but it sure reminded me of some of my momma hens. I'm sure you've experienced some really devoted and protective hens. I have one tiny banty that lost two chicks to a predator one night the she got locked out of the hen house after the wind blew the door shut during a storm. The hen was limping the next day, and I know she did her best to protect those babies! She has also killed a young skunk that invaded the hen house and she was able to save seven of her chicks. This story reminds me of her (and of course our own true Savior!)... God's Wings - A little something to put things in perspective... After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live. 'He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.' (Psalm 91:4) Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.