It was a wintry night when a man sat in his home listening to the wind howling all about him. The night was bitter cold and the snow was dumping from the sky. Despite all of the howling and the whistles of the angry wind, he could hear the chirps and tweets of the little birds.

He opened his front door and spotted the birds as they huddled together. They appeared very scared and the man knew they were desperate. He could see them shivering and attempting to derive warmth from one another.

The man thought of his barn, which would be a safe haven for the little birds. The barn was warm and the birds could rest there. He approached the birds in an attempt to draw them to the barn, but the birds huddled closer to one another. They were scared of the man. The man then placed breadcrumbs between the barn and the birds, hoping the birds would follow the crumbs into the barn. Yet they ignored the crumbs and remained huddled together.

As he lovingly pondered the ways the birds were acting, the man thought, “If I become a bird, they will better understand me. They won’t fear me and I can teach them about the way to the barn.”

So, the man became a bird. He set the example for the birds, helping to mitigate their fears about the cold, challenging world surrounding them. He showed them how to overcome the world.

Merry Christmas!

  • Credit for much of this story goes to Pastor Daniel Butson for his service at the Fishhawk Fellowship Church on December 24, 2016.





Author: Christian Apologist

Please visit my new blog at The author lives with her two sons, chief security officer/pooch, and husband who would rather be living in a houseboat near his identical twin brother. She works as a college professor, which helps to pay the mortgage. Over the past few decades, she has attempted to reconcile the logic and rationality of nature with the unexplained force of love within. World religions address the latter, yet none so perfectly and comprehensively as Christianity. By diving into the academic, literary, and church communities, she's found many answers to the complicated questions of life. Life's short, sometimes ugly, and there are no guarantees. If she were to be hit by a bus tomorrow (which might very well happen), she'll rest in peace knowing that a permanent record of her discoveries of the way, the truth, and the life exists for her family, friends, and anyone else interested. Follow on Twitter @lead1225

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