I Killed Him


Girl aiming with gun

I meant to kill him, and 35 years later I’m still haunted by the guilt.

I saw him in the bushes.  I knew what I was doing as I raised and aimed the gun at him. The bullet penetrated his chest and he fell to the ground.  I buried his body in the trees so no one would find him.  I still remember.  I killed a sparrow with a b-b gun.

Did God care about that bird?  Yes.  God created it and saw that it was fed each day.  But as much as God cared for that bird, the Bible never says that God loves animals.  It does, however, say that He loves you.  If He is your Father, and you His child, God loves you.

Jesus said, Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will…. Do not fear therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows (Matthew 10:29, 31). 

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2 thoughts on “I Killed Him

  1. Isaac.

    I thank Him that He cares for me.Thank you Richard, of late have been missing your posting because my phone cannot access Facebook.Am told to update what they call Operamini but have tried to do so in vain.I have to visit a cyber cafe to check your postings and but am not able to do so daily.Please when i don’t reply know that am still working on my phone to get back on the track daily.God bless.

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