Just a Chirp Away

Mom and Dad penguin do have their hands full when old Mr. Stork decides to pay them a visit. First, their young come by way of egg, which has to be sat upon for weeks. After the “big day” mom and dad have to stay on land with their baby until it can swim in the icy Antarctic waters. Now, while all of this is taking place mom and dad penguin get awfully hungry, so they take turns going to the refrigerator. Unfortunately, the refrigerator is located miles out in the ocean where they can find a “penguin delight” – shrimp. The trip takes several weeks. Upon returning, they are greeted by thousands upon thousands of chirping baby penguins, all wearing their outdated black and white tuxedos. They look like a convention of symphony musicians and you can’t tell one from another without a program. Tens of thousands of baby penguins, not a mark to distinguish one from another, not even a program. No problem! Mom and dad penguin goes right to their own. One chirp in tens of thousands. That’s all they need!

I opened the door and was greeted by a rather panic stricken teacher and a room full of screaming preschoolers. I had come for my little boy. She looked at me, shrugged her shoulders as if to say “He’s in here somewhere, but where?” To my surprise and her amazement I was able to walk right over to where my son was. He was hiding behind a table talking to a teddy bear. I was able to tell my son’s “chirp” from all the rest!

CONSIDER how Jesus said that God knows us so well, He even knows the number of hairs on our heads. In other words, our God knows us better that anyone else, even better than we know ourselves. Isn’t that a wonderful thought?! To have a God who can find us even when we are lost in a crowd.

Rev. Wendell Mettey

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