Watching these birds instinctively protect their family reminded me that, as a Mother, that is also my job. The Mockingbirds saw the snake, and ridding their “home” of it became the top priority. They didn’t wait around. When the devil wants a foot in my door, I don’t want to waste time. I want to get rid of him! Also, the birds worked together – Mom and Dad – to get rid of the enemy. That’s a picture of what my home should be like, also. I must follow my husband as he leads us in the ways of the Lord. When there’s an enemy to protect our children from, I need to help him get rid of it.
The world certainly isn’t getting any better. Parents today have their hands full when it comes to guiding and guarding their children. There are plenty of “snakes” in the world from which we must protect our young ones. With the help of my heavenly Father and the leadership of my husband, the job can be done. It takes work and vigilance, and sometimes, I don’t feel like I’m up to the task. It’s during those times that I have to refuel through Bible reading and prayer.
My husband got a close up of the snake that the Mockingbirds were chasing away.
I don’t want my children to fall prey to the biggest “snake” of all, Satan.
Watching over my “nest”,