A Robin’s Legend

A Robin's Legend


The wind died down and the sun sunk low. My body reverently waited as the heat index was so exhausting it melted my conscience. I could barely breathe. But as darkness claimed the day, a robin made its way to a ledge of the porch. God spoke through her. Granting serenity, the stars suddenly became pronounced and the moon reverently rose. It was a little reincarnation of biblical proportions domineering the dark.

Amazingly, she stood guard – not high in the branches, but next to me. The legendary Robin thrives in God’s world, while carnivorous others only eat carcasses. And speaking of other “unclean birds” of the Bible – vultures, eagles, kites, falcons, buzzards, ravens, and such – they appear only to have black or dark feathers. I listened to the message as told from the verses:

Leviticus 11:13-19 (NIV)
13 “‘These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle,[a] the vulture, the black vulture, 14 the red kite, any kind of black kite, 15 any kind of raven, 16 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, 19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

Ordained in Christ’s name, the little robin is the holiest of holy in the animal kingdom. Legend says God, our Father, ordered her to remove the thorns from His son’s brow as they dragged Him through the streets of Jerusalem carrying a cross. When the bird pulled them out, drops of Jesus’s blood, stained its breast. God was very pleased, so He adorned these birds with a commemorative chest of red.

I stand in remembrance of the robin who is so famous. Few know, God guards the wings of this little bird.

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