Sparry the sparrow shook away the dizziness, checked her nest and found all three eggs survived. She heard a toddler crying; his nurse was lying motionless under a large branch.

Sparry’s mom taught her that God cared for her even though she was considered of little worth. Mom also said God loved people so much, He even knew how many hairs they had on their heads. She said people had eternal souls is the reason God loved them so much.

If mom was right why is the child crying; why is nurse not responding; why doesn’t someone come to help?


John 16:33  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome. the world.”

Friends, our goal is to have peace, not trouble, in the next world. It won’t happen here. But faith and prayer make things easier.



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting this Friday Fictioneers challenge. See other responses by clicking below the green frog on Rochelle home page.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. James McEwan says:

    Why indeed. God needs someone else to do his work, perhaps.

  2. Why is the child crying? Great scripture to go with this. Blessings.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Michael. We so often react to crying children with the attitude “I can’t do anything about it” then we give the problem over to government which results in more crying children.

  3. Faye says:

    Questions ever winging on the wind. Blessings.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, we will never find the answer. Jesus said “the poor will always be with us.” I guess that is true of the crying child. But it does not resolve the issue of my responsibility to do what I can.

  4. Sandra says:

    What a lovely story.

    • oneta hayes says:

      No matter how much we learn to trust God for these big questions, they always remain. That is why He says to lean not to our own understanding. If he told us, we would still not understand. We cannot conceive of His ways. Thanks for the comment, Sandra.

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