Lessons from a Chicken


This is a bit embarrassing. In typical tourist fashion, I snapped some photos of regular old barnyard chickens on the wild island of Kauai this week.

I couldn’t help myself. This hen and her chicks demonstrated Psalm 91:4:

He will cover you with his feathers, and under is wings you will find refuge…”

Vulnerable little chicks

Vulnerable little chicks 

Chicks seek their mother for cover…

And under her wings take refuge…

Safe from all alarm (notice all the little feet!)

Safe from all alarm (notice all the little feet!)


Sometimes God can teach us lessons in the most common sight–if we pay attention.

In times of stress, may we remember that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

His wings are all I need.

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Carol O'Casey


  1. Wow! What a great way to illustrate that verse. I’m glad the chicken cooperated and you got the shot!

    • Carol O'Casey

      Thanks, Scott. I considered the moment a gift. Clearly a reminder to us all to slow down and observe our surroundings–God’s wonder awaits us where we least expect it.

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