Here a female mate is injured and the condition is soon fatal.
She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.
Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.
He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.
He tried to move her … a rarely-seen effort for swallows!
Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never
come back to him again, he cries with adoring love.
He stood beside her, saddened of her death.
Finally aware she would never return to him, he stood beside her body
with sadness and sorrow.
Millions of people cried after seeing these photos
in America, Europe, Australia, and even India .
The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most
famous newspaper in France. All copies of that edition were
sold out on the day these pictures were published.
And many people think animals don’t have brains or feelings?
You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by God’s creatures.
The Bible says God knows when a sparrow falls.
How much more He cares for us.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.
Grace is God reaching down.
Faith is man doing what God wants us to do, without questioning it.
On a fun side note, if you didn’t see it, the new SJC Regency Theatre, that Tim worked on is obviously in San Juan Capistrano CA, where the swallows return yearly. The Capistrano Insider came across a an old cartoon that features the swallows returning to the mission: Swallow the Leader. They suggested that maybe the new Regency theater might add it to their screen next March, when the Swallows make their yearly return again…