How would you like to walk outside and see dead birds lying all over your yard and in your street. Creepy! Sounds like a plague of Egypt in which Moses said to Pharoah “Let my people go.” The mystery of the dead birds somewhat continues but many people say it is just a media hype because this happens all the time. As more and more instances of dead birds pop up across the country, a new theory is being considered by those trying to figure out what is causing the deaths. Now, there are reports that dying birds have been spotted in Kentucky. This marks the third state in which falling dead birds have been spotted. I live in Kentucky and haven’t seen anything like this and my mom said she had not remembered anything like this before. There have been dead birds in Louisiana and dead fish in Arkansas, not just a few but thousands. What is causing the birds to die? A state veterinarian tells NBC that preliminary necropsy results from several birds show that they died of “multiple blunt trauma to their vital organs,” though what caused the trauma remains uncertain. According to Dr. George Badley, their stomachs were empty, so they weren’t poisoned, and they died in midair, not upon impact with the ground. My boys told me about it last night stating some of their friends say it is the end time and some say it had to do with natural occurrences such as the weather or it could have been the fireworks and stressed the birds. Back in 2009 a similar thing happened in New Jersey. The real truth behind this one was the city poisoned bird feed to try to kill off the overpopulated area of birds without telling anyone. The community was quiet upset when they came out to find dead birds in their yard.
For such a short time however or whatever weird news break we hear, it gets people to thinking about God in some way or another or some creepy Hitchcock film. Do you remember “The Birds”? At least the birds are not attacking us, now that would be a news story! For whatever reason, it makes us wonder what this old earth and her creation are groaning for. There is beauty in life and there is a darkness in the unknown adventure of death. There is a time to be born and a time to die. This reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should know him. What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God allows things to happen, just to keep us “wondering” especially when it comes to dead birds falling from the sky.
1For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8A time to love and a time to hate.