After I read Lee’s article on the Egyptian Plover, a few thoughts flashed by..
And here am I with them…
The Egyptian Plover is a localised resident in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds on sandbars in large rivers. Its two or three eggs are not incubated, but are buried in warm sand, temperature control being achieved by the adult sitting on the eggs with a water-soaked belly to cool them.
If the adult leaves the nest, it smoothes sand over the eggs, though if it is frightened the job may be hasty…
- The adults cool the chicks in the same way as with the eggs.
- Cool the chicks with their water-soaked belly?
When I read this, the three young men inside the furnace came to my mind..
When Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the furnace for no fault of theirs, down came the Pillar of cloud to stroll with them..
- Is it to cool them from the heat?
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Isaiah 43:2)
And then I read that the adults bury the chicks in the sand temporarily if danger threatens..
- This act of these birds reminded me of how Joseph was raised from the pit..
- His brothers threw him into the pit to get rid of him..
- But, I feel that God had buried him temporarily to save him from danger…
If you think or feel that you’ve been pushed into a pit by people around you, I just want to encourage you..
- Remember there is always a pit before promotion..
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalm 40:2)
Have a blessed day!
Your’s in YESHUA,
a j mithra
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