Killdeer Love

She acts like she’s hurt, drawing my husband’s attention away from her unborn children.

Only an amazing God could create this bird.

She's altruistic…self-sacrificing…it’s part of her nature to offer her life to save the lives of her future children still in their eggs. 

In fact, this bird named killdeer will sometimes even charge an oncoming cow or horse in an attempt to save her eggs.

The analogy is obvious. 

Christ gave His life for the children of God…past, present and those still unborn.

This killdeer mother who laid her eggs in the stones of our flower bed is one of many examples of God’s divine nature in creation.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” Romans 1:20

Today take time to look for signs of God in your surroundings.

Resource: All About Birds 

Has God spoken to you through His creation? Why not share it with other readers in a comment below this post?

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  1. Gail, thank you so much for sharing this with us. God's creation is so amazing! I found it so incredible how she laid her eggs amongst the pebbles which look almost identical to the eggs, no predator would recognize them.

    1. By the way, 4 little baby birds hatched and the daddy killdeer showed up to help them learn to survive. Happy ending : )

  2. Killdeers are amazing, aren't they? I love the comparison you made...What an incredible gift that Jesus would do all that He did to save us...

  3. We have tons of Killdeer around us; they are such funny little birds. I am always amazed by giraffes. They are born backwards with their neck along their back, so their nose and rear legs come first. I am pretty sure they couldn't come up with that on accident! The species never would have survived while evolving to it!

  4. Amazing to watch these little birds...

  5. Beautiful. I love being in God's awesome creation, and learning more about His little creatures. Thank you Gail. ~ Abby

  6. The first sign of spring bulbs poking through at the end of a long winter. x

  7. At one of my class reunions a few years back, we all went outside, so the photographer could take a group picture. A mama Killdeer stood her ground, only a few feet from our group. She never wavered!

  8. Nature is a reflection of God’s love and awesomeness! Every time I look at a flower, a sunset, a grain of sand I just open my mouth and tell God how wonderful He is. Lou Ann isn’t it incredible when we compare our Lord to the bird we see He is love is steadfast and unwavering. Thanks for sharing this Gail, you are a blessing to us every day.

  9. a wonderful story about the killdeer bird! thank you, Gail for sharing it.


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