The Bird Story

Animals, God, Life, Writing

This is a Christian story from a blog I know of. It is a great story and you would love it if you are a Christian and  would be very interested in it if you are not.

 

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a
small New England town. One morning he
came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird
cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised
and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to
speak…”I was walking through town yesterday when I
saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird
cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild
birds, shivering with cold and fright. I stopped the
lad and asked, “What you got there, son?” “Just some
old birds,” came the reply.
“What are you gonna do with them?” I asked.
“Take ‘em home and have fun with ‘em,” he answered
“I’m gonna tease ‘em and pull out their feathers to
make ‘em fight. I’m gonna have a real good time” “But
you’ll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What
will you do?”
“Oh, I got some cats,” said the little boy. “They like
birds. I’ll take ‘em to them.”
The pastor was silent for a moment. “How much do you
want for those birds, son?”
“Huh?? !!! Why, you don’t want them birds, mister.
They’re just plain old field birds. They don’t sing.
They ain’t even pretty!”
“How much?” the pastor asked again.
The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and
said, “$10?”
The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten
dollar bill. He placed it in the boy’s hand. In a
flash, the boy was gone.
The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to
the end of the alley where there was a tree and a
grassy spot Setting the cage down, he opened the door,
and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds
out, setting them free.
Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the
pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story.
One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation.
Satan was gloating and boasting. “Yes, sir, I just caught
the world full of people down there. Set me a trap,
used bait I knew they couldn’t resist. Got ‘em all!”
“What are you going to do with them?” Jesus asked.
Satan replied, “Oh, I’m gonna have fun! I’m gonna
teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to
hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and
curse. I’m gonna teach them how to invent guns and
bombs and kill each other. I’m really gonna have fun!”
“And what will you do when you get done with them?”
Jesus asked.
“Oh, I’ll kill ‘em,” Satan glared
proudly.
“How much do you want for them?” Jesus asked
“Oh, you don’t want those people. They ain’t no good.
Why, you’ll take them and they’ll just hate you.
They’ll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don’t
want those people!!”
“How much?” He asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, “All your blood,
tears and your life.”
Jesus said, “DONE!”
Then He paid the price.
The pastor picked up the cage he opened the door and
he walked from the pulpit.
I hope this was as edifying to you and God as it was to me!

 

by Olivia, proudly an animal lover!

 
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