God-given Wings

One day the writer witnessed the following little drama. A beautiful mockingbird was intently hunting for food in the grass. Nearby, on a porch, a dog was watching. Slowly, stealthily, he approached the bird, and then with a lunge and a growl raced toward it. But the bird, ever alert, without hesitation spread its wings and flew immediately out of reach of the onrushing dog. Undisturbed, it came to rest on the highest branch of a tree and instantly burst into song. In the meantime the dog turned away disappointed, no doubt thinking the try was worth it and that perhaps another time he would catch a bird off guard and accomplish his intention.

In the book of Revelation we read of the woman who was fleeing the wrath of the serpent. "And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent." Rev. 12:14;

We too may be seeking refuge from some insistent lie of corporeal sense—sickness, lack, unhappiness, or sin. Like the woman, we have been given through God's infinite grace an ever-unfolding understanding of Truth and of Love to sustain and carry us to safety. Inspired spiritual activity through the study of Christian Science enables us to escape the mesmeric, subtle attacks of evil.

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