The Biggest Surprise
A few weeks later we got the biggest surprise when she walked out from under our goat feeder with 12 baby chicks! She is one of two identical hens, and we were impressed that her chicks were never confused about which hen was their mother. We learned the mother hen clucks to her chicks while they are still in the egg, and as they grow, they begin to peep back to their mom. The bond between them is formed before they even hatch! We watched the identical hen try to get the chicks to come to her; the chicks were never fooled — they had listened and knew their mom’s clucks.
In this time of disappointment, loss and grief, these 12 little chicks brought a spark of joy to us. Search for the sparks of joy around you and spend time reading the words of Jesus. When confusion arises, like little chicks, you will know the voice of your Provider, Jesus!
“‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself….Do this and you will live!” (Luke 10-27-28, NLT)
Karen DuBose writes from Sonora, California.
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