Good morning Dear Friends,
Last night my sweet husband shared a picture of our newest little one born on the property. Sweet!!! 🙂
Evidently this little one (first hatched out of around 11 eggs) took a jump out of the nesting box. PTL for the hot days (hopefully the rest of the eggs stayed warm)…as Mommy hen chose to leave her nest of 10 more eggs and save the one chick. My sweet husband returned chickie and Mommy to the rest of her eggs she’s been sitting last night. He moved them to a more private area in one of the barns so they can say together in a safer setting for chicks and eggs.
This little one reminds me of when Christ teaches on the shepherd leaving the flock to save the one sheep:
“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
“If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
“So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Matthew 18: 12-14
What an awesome God we serve that He would identify and seek out the “one”.
So this little hen exemplified the Shepherd…whether she knows it or not last night. I pray we can hold true to this teaching and remember to seek out the one straggler for the sake of Christ. This is something I am learning again in my own life right now. 🙂
Isn’t it wonderful that in this world there are lessons we learn and sometimes learn again!! 😉
May we all serve Him well this day,