It is said if a bird gets in your house, there will be a death soon. I don’t think that is true because when I was a kid a bird flew into our house. I remember my brother trying to shoo it out the door while it flew around like the crazy trapped creature it was. I don’t remember anyone dying though.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote a famous poem called The Raven. If it’s been a while since you’ve read it, read it again. It’s dark and sad, but Poe has lost his love Lenore for evermore.
Alfred Hitchcock made a movie called The Birds where several kinds of birds attack a town. It is a very eerie show. If you like that sort of thing, I recommend it!
Because of Poe’s poem and Hitchcock’s movie, ravens and other birds have sometimes gotten a bad reputation.
Did you know a flock of raven’s is called an unkindness or a conspiracy? (Fun fact!)
But birds are used in the Bible many times.
Noah sent out a raven to see if the flood waters had receded. Ravens are smart birds!
In I Kings 17, at God’s command the ravens brought bread and meat to Elijah every morning and evening.
And in Luke 12, Jesus uses the ravens as an example for us. He says, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!”
We are much more important to our Father than birds. He takes care of them, so we can trust He will care for us too.
The next time you see a bird, remember God’s promise to us!