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The Turkey Who Forgot She Had Wings

***I guess God is inviting us to fly with Him today.  Right before I posted this, I heard turkeys gobbling in the timber behind the house.  The first I have heard this spring.  🙂


This week’s picture is a quick shot that I took of some turkeys lounging peacefully in our back yard.  It is a bit fuzzy, but I am posting it because I wanted you to have an image in your mind.  An actual picture of the turkey I am writing about wasn’t possible.   I was driving 60 mph down I-90 when I saw her and I didn’t have a camera in my hand.

While heading to town in my car last week, movement caught my eye on the right side of the road. There I saw a Turkey Girl, much like the one in the photo above. She was all alone, running frantically back and forth along an eight foot fence.  Her back was to me, and her head was bobbing up and down wildly as she ran.  Poor thing.  She was obviously afraid, having somehow gotten separated from the rest of her bunch.  What struck me the most about her was that in her panic she had forgotten that she had wings.

As I continued on,  I was reminded of times when I too have looked an awful lot like her.  Times when I was running back and forth in front of what seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle, feeling all alone.  I could recall myself in overwhelming anxiety, believing I had been abandoned by people, and forgetting to call on God.  Forgetting that I have wings.

The Lord is with us, no matter the “fence” standing between us and our peace in Him. Be it a relationship, our health or a job;  any obstacle that we are faced with,  He is our wings.  Wings that we can rest under when we are exhausted and feeling afraid, that lift us above the turmoil of  life as we wait for Him to help.  Wings that help to protect us as we choose to trust in Him.  He is as close as the wings on a Turkey Girl, when we look up and remember our Lord.

Psalm 91:
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

4 thoughts on “The Turkey Who Forgot She Had Wings

  1. Thank you for this story, you are such a treasure!

  2. What a great reminder of trusting God. That He is in control!

    1. Yes, thankfully He is!

  3. I love this story. Two of my favorite verses. Beautiful!

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