"You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance." Psalm 32:7
These pictures show the story of what happened to us this evening. First you see the front porch of my best friend. There are many cats on the porch because she feeds and takes care of the stray cats on the block. And when we pulled up in front of the house, we saw this robin on the fence, cheeping and peeping nervously. Soon a second robin lit beside the first, and they were both very upset, as you can tell by the head feathers being rather puffed out. We quickly noticed this cat underneath them, by a bush. We assumed that they had a nest nearby that they were protecting, but we found something very different upon investigating. This little baby robin was hiding under the edge of the bush, hunkered down low and very still. His hiding spot was right where you see the cat sniffing. I believe the cat would have killed the baby had we not come. My friend feeds the cats very well, which is probably why the cat had not killed it already. Also, the baby bird had been instinctivly very still and quiet. The baby could not fly yet and was helpless, and we could not find the nest. So my husband picked him up and put him on the other side of the fence, away from the cats yard. He fluttered for cover and was soon out of sight, where I'm sure his parents greeted him. A bird in the hand is a most satisfying thing.
"Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who assail me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me." Psalm 17:8,9