Inspirational Message

Joe's Story

Our hospice nurse, Joe, came into the office excited to share something he’d witnessed on the way to work.  He shared with a small group of us that he’d seen a mother duck and her ducklings crossing the road.  How cute, I thought as he began to share.  Then our joy turned to sheer horror as he continued.  Seconds later he saw a semi-truck barreling down the road toward the duck and her ducklings.  Joe began to think about how he would have to clean up duck and duckling off the road before heading to work that morning.  Then something amazing happened.  The mother duckling sensing some kind of trouble stopped and opened her wings.  The ducklings immediately gathered themselves under her wings as if on cue.  She then closed her wings over them and sat very still.  The semi-truck ran over her without touching her. The mother duck then opened her wings and started walking as her babies followed her safely to the other side.  WOW! This story reminded me of the scripture in Psalm 91:4 “He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. . .”  Whatever the semi-truck currently is in your life and whether you see danger coming or not, I pray you would sense the ever present protection of The Keeper of the Universe who is always on your side.

By Wanda Vaz

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