Friday, April 28, 2006

Hic!, Bang!, -and- Whoa!

Hic! - liquor chief charged with drunken driving
Bang! - police bullet lodged in gunman's weapon
Whoa! - man driving horse and cart escapes cops

POSER: (Answer will appear on Monday)
Q: What European city is home to the largest number of rodents?

God's Wings

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided an interesting picture of God's wings.

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, the heat had scorched her small body, yet the mother had remained steadfast. 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)

Here is a photograph taken this morning of the crowd of people waiting to visit me! Ah, so many fans yet so little time! Click to enlarge.

A crowd of people waiting to visit me.