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Why God Dealt Generously With David – Psalms 18:19 – 18:29

Chickens With Little Red Ribbons

The story is told of one who, passing through a village in Basutoland, noticed some chickens with little red ribbons fastened to their backs between their wings. The people explained: “They protect the chickens from the many vicious hawks that otherwise would attack them. The hawks are afraid of red ribbons. Neither blue, nor green nor any other color would provide the needed immunity from attack.” We are eternally tied by the red ribbon of His atoning blood? We are clothed in His righteousness and not our own.(Encyclopedia of Illustrations #932).