By ASHLEY KIM
On the ground sits a bird
who’s too afraid to fly.
Its beautiful wings could let it soar,
but the pain of past failure is his lonesome cry.
God said unto this bird,
“Trust and have faith in me,
for I will carry you in your flight.
The miracle of life is waiting for you to challenge yourself.”
The bird said to God, “But I can’t fly.
I am weak. I will fall and feel pain
It happened before when I tried to fly.
I’m afraid of being hurt again.”
His voice soft and reassuring, God said to the bird,
“I created you, and I will protect you.
Your lonesome cry I have heard.
Have faith in me. That is all you need to do.
So, stand up, bird, and spread your wings,
the wings I lovingly created to let you fly.
If you fall I will pick you up
and lift you back into the sky.”
With trembling legs and unsure wings,
the bird finally looked to the sky.
It took a deep breath and took the chance.
The bird began to fly.
“Thank you, God, for believing in me.
Thank you for giving me wings.
Thank you for your protecting hands.
Of your glory I will now sing.”
God smiled unto the bird
in its majestic flight.
“Little bird, I will always be with you,
and protect you with all my might.
You may stumble. You may fall.
That does not mean that I do not care.
I will watch over you, and in case you need help,
I will be right there.”
The little bird, once so scared,
learned to soar to new heights.
The occasional fall no longer scared the bird,
who chose to have faith in God’s flight.