A chief handed me a brown chicken as a token of appreciation for treating the sick in his village.

Reaching home, I secured the hen to a bush in back yard with a strip of dressing. I went into the house to bath and cook supper. 

Screeching sounds erupted. Peering out the window I saw the brown fowl running wild in the middle of the path.  I dashed outside and chased it down the trail. Several farmers ran after me. I thanked God they were helping me to catch my hen. And at last one grabbed the bird.

While the men escorted me back to my home I glanced at the chicken in the villager’s arms.  “Please keep this hen for yourself. I no longer want it. It is just too much trouble.”

The farmers frowned and shook their heads.

Arriving at my house I found my brown hen still tied to the bush.

Don’t be hasty or you could be arrested for chicken stealing. The farmers ran behind me pursuing a chicken thief, me.

Wait, check a situation out and think things through. Never jump to conclusions.

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24

Thanks for joining me today and have a great week





About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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