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They turned on Moses, asking, “Were there no graves in Egypt that you must lead us out to die in the desert? What have you done to us? Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Didn’t we tell you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone. Let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better to work for the Egyptians than to die here in the desert!” ~ Exodus 14:11-12 When a bird strikes a window and is fortunate enough to do so in a place where a concerned human is present, that is just the beginn
He had Joseph thrown into prison—the prison where Pharaoh’s prisoners are kept. While Joseph was there in the prison, YHWH was with Joseph and showed him kindness, so that he soon won the favor of the warden. ~ Genesis 39:20-21 I have participated in capturing hundreds of live birds. Some of them were caught in mist nets as they migrated. Some were caught in hand-held nets after they had struck a window. None of them were particularly excited about the experience. Most of the
In the evening, the dove returned with a freshly plucked olive branch in its beak, and Noah knew that the waters were receding from the earth. After seven more days, he again sent out the dove, and this time it did not return. ~ Genesis 8:11-12 The classic image of peace that comes from the Noah’s Ark story is a dove carrying an olive branch. At the risk of suggesting that the story was literal, it is interesting to speculate on what species carried that branch. Perhaps the m