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There was a THUNK on my windshield…

By Elizabeth Prata

I killed a baby bird. I didn’t mean to. I was actually an innocent bystander. It happened as I was driving up the road, on a divided highway at about 50 mph. The baby brown thrasher was flying low, and hit my windshield. He’d tried to veer at the last minute. He would have made it, too, but instead he hit the corner of my windshield a few inches too late.

For such a small bird his collision made a huge thunk. I glanced in my rear view mirror and he was tumbling wing over wing in the shoulder of the road.

First, I was glad I had seen what made the thunk. It was loud and would have gotten me discombobulated if I’d heard the sound but didn’t know what was the matter. I’d have thought the radiator had fallen out of the car or something.

However, I also felt bad I’d seen that l’il thing meet his end at the hands of my windshield. Birds are so pretty, so delicate, so precious.

I thought further as I went up the road. The Lord knew that would be the bird’s last day.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (Matthew 10:29)

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. (Luke 12:6)

It’s an amazing thought, knowing our heavenly Father takes care of all things on earth, especially His children, who are more valuable than a sparrow.

Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns–and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26).



Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

4 thoughts on “There was a THUNK on my windshield…

  1. Elizabeth, Encouraging post – especially in these leaner times for many. We MUST as the saints of the Lord Jesus Christ beat our worries away by casting them on our Lord – we press on in our minds to think Biblically. The more we saturate our minds with A strong diet of Biblical Truths along with focused fervent prayer, the more we will take all those sinful worries and cast them on our Lord Jesus Christ. The enemy of our souls lie to us all the time too,
    Tempting us to not believe the sound testimony of God’s Word- The Bible! I don’t have the link handy, but for those whom struggle (all of us), do a search for this excellent resource: Dr. Martin Loyd Jones “Spiritual Depression “.
    Download his messages and listen to ALL of them prayerfully over and over .
    Read the Bible daily saints, pray always – guard you mind and watch carefully what goes into it! Think Biblical and know we will be cared for in the flames of hardships or without! Hope someone finds hope, comfort and resources in my comment today sister Elizabeth.

    Yep, I too have had to watch the fate of poor little birds gulping out their last breath – more than once…very sad.

    Thanks for the essay today Elizabeth .

    Brother Rick

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  2. You ALWAYS display the beauty of our Lord in your writings. I’ve been reading you for several years now, sometimes I may disagree but am stimulated to think. Thank you.

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