I thought it funny but I don’t think the hawk did. You see it was chasing down a little sparrow. For a moment or two it looked like he would over take it and the sparrow would lose life and limb.
But wait! The sparrow turned and faced his nemesis, his greatest fear. The hawk was so surprised that he turned tail and flew away. Overcome with his successful fight, the little bird bit that great big hawk in the tail!
Here is the truth about bullies. They only bully until some one stands up to them. Then they show themselves for the cowards they are.
We used to sing a chorus “Dare to be a Daniel” because Daniel stood up to his wicked ruler many times.
Where are you called to be a Daniel?
Go for it, friend, and maybe even bite your hawk in the tail!
Pretentious with arrogance, they wear the latest fashions in violence, pampered and overfed, decked out in silk bows of silliness.
They jeer, using words to kill; they bully their way with words.
They’re full of hot air, loudmouths disturbing the peace.
People actually listen to them—can you believe it?
Like thirsty puppies, they lap up their words. (Psalms 73:6-10, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, give us the courage to be a Daniel and face down the bully hawks of our lives.