Why do birds get angry? Even birds have a sense of justice, especially when it comes to protecting their family (both hatched and un-hatched). Have you ever seen a small bird chase away a larger bird? Protective parent birds will bravely and boldly attack a larger bird who crowds the home space of the smaller bird. Birds have a sense of space—“turf”—and they will defend it, to the death sometimes.
Of course, unlike the video game by Rovio Mobile (launched in 2009), in the real world, birds have observable wings and legs, and they don’t launch themselves out of slingshots; but they are bothered if someone tries to mess with their nest or what’s in it (hatched or un-hatched). In fact, in the real world, birds are so well designed and programmed that their detailed anatomies and behaviors are so spectacular that their very existence is an irrefutable proof of God’s glorious Creatorship (see, for examples: http://www.icr.org/article/flight-migratory-birds/ and http://www.icr.org/article/survival-fitted-Gods-providential-programming/ ). The proof is so strong that anyone who denies God’s Creatorship does so “without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
Isn’t it interesting that birds care about their un-hatched eggs? Likewise, most humans care about family members who are in the womb, waiting to be born. The miraculous building of a human baby, inside a mom, is a reminder that only God is smart enough and powerful enough to make a pregnancy produce a new baby human (see Psalm 139, in light of http://www.icr.org/article/made-his-image-human-gestation/).
To really recognize how special you are, and how your own personal origins make you the exact individual person you are, consider this short article about grackles: http://www.icr.org/article/grackles-gratitude/. It begins with one hothead’s angry accusation that God did not “care” for people on a personal level. Is that true? If birds can care for their own, and humans can care for their own, how can we know that God cares for people on a personal level? (Click on the link and read the “grackles” article; then share your thoughts.)
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I so agree with Nora - His way are not our ways and He is so willing to
help us when we go to Him honoring His Word in obedience. Rarely
does the anger that we feel really solve any of our problems -- doing
things God's way always produce good results. Seems like the world
today is full of anger - God can reduce that anger if we just submit to
Him. His burden is light. :o)
It is interesting that God in Scripture makes a comparison between man and birds. Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? And in Matthew 10:29-31: Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Can God get any more personal than numbering the hairs on our head? And we are of more value to him than many sparrows! No one, with an honest heart and mind, who reads the Bible , cannot say God does not care about us. God knew exactly where Hagar was in Genesis 16 and Genesis 21, He knew where the widow of Zaraphath and her son were, and sent Elijah, He knew exactly where Jonah was when he fled to Tarsus, and the Bible is full of accounts where God proved to be a personal God. Most of the time we do not want God to be personal with us, because we want God to work on our terms and not His and we forget that His thoughts and His ways are higher than ours. God does care and wants to help anyone who is willing to come to Him on His terms.