It is a wise father that knows his own child. – William Shakespeare

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, – Psalm 17:8

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss

I was sitting in the barnyard this morning watching our animals and I saw our rooster cover one of the hens with his wings. It got me to thinking about what it means to be covered with wings. My mind drifted as different pictures flitted across my mind.

Of when our boys were little and we had an old two door pick up truck. At night while my hubby would drive us home, I would sit between our two boys and open up my big brown cape. The boys would snuggle up close and I would close the cape over us. They were safe, warm and loved very much.

Of the verses in the Bible that speak about the Lord covering us with His wings. He does this for much the same reasons I would cover my boys, help, protection, love, comfort.

Then I thought about today being Father’s Day and how our earthly fathers can basically do the same thing for their children. They protect, love, comfort us with their wings. (Think Superman, Batman, Thor type super hero capes.) Most of us feel our fathers can do anything. They are super heros to us as we grow up. Then they become ordinary people to us while we are in our teens and finally they become great men as we grow older. They shape our lives for good or bad and we love them for it.

And then there is what Will Rogers said:

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

I think that says it all.


About eve culley

Children's Author, micro-farmer, wife, mother, and grandmother
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