Zepheniah 2:3;3:12-13; Psalms 146:7-10; I Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12
If you ever have traveled through the Middle East, you may have noticed that there are ostrich egg symbols hanging from the ceilings of most of the Christian Churches. The guide in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem tells tourists that the symbolism is derived from the fact that when the mother ostrich lays her egg, she buries it in the sand and very carefully covers the spot and disguises it so that predators will not be able to find the egg. The problem for the mother ostrich is that the egg is so well hidden and disguised that if she takes her eye off the spot, she too will lose it. And so she stands staring with absolute undivided attention at the exact place where she has buried her egg. The life of the baby ostrich yet to emerge depends on this constant vigilance, and nothing short of killing the mother ostrich will force her to look away from the spot where her…
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