There it lay dead. Yet another seagull of the seemingly millions, and that just on the beach you happen to find yourself. I was on this little beach to snap photos of a large family group. I was acquainted with a couple of the wives and had only slightly more knowledge of a few of the children . I was excited to meet the fathers of the children because these little ones had the signs of little ones who were loved lavishly.
As I was snapping a photo of part of the group the call went out proclaiming the discovery of a dead bird on the shore line. I continued pushing the shutter release button to get just the right image of the current scene and resisted the temptation to investigate right away. Minutes later I was following after the one mobile little fellow in the bunch to get some candid images of him running in the water. Back and forth we went for several minutes. I soon noticed that one of the children, a slightly older one and one I know to have some wisdom about things, was squatted down next to what must have been the lifeless remains of the bird.
I jogged over to find a newly dead seagull. The little one was transfixed. After the fact I began to ponder the experience..... Knowing God, is knowing the truth about that dead bird. Not one of them falls from the sky that our Father in heaven does not know about it and He knew that we would come across this one. While countless of the creatures God has placed on this planet to maintain the delicate balance that sustains us all die without our ever having knowledge of it. This bird died for us, to give us a remembrance, and now that you know this bird has died it's death is for you as well so that you can know the one who has victory over death and sin and the grave. Jesus loves you!
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. (Isa 25:8)