One of the most enjoyable things I do is eat a leisurely breakfast with my wife while enjoying the view of the Brazilian mountains from our 9th floor apartment. Rarely is this wonderful moment interupted by unexpected guests.
One such unexpected guest entered through our window. A small sparrow flew into the apartment (we do not have screens on the windows here in Brazi) and flew directly into a large mirror on our dining room wall. Needless to say, the mirror was an ilusion that the small bird did not see as dangerous. It was.
I thought the bird was dead but it was only stunned. I gently put it in the palm of my hand and waited until it showed more signs it was recovered from its crash with the ilusion. When the signs appeared I stood by the window and the bird flew away.
As I watch the sparrow fly away I thought of Jesus' words recorded in Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
Even when we smash ourselves into an ilusion that there is an exit where there is no exit, the Father is with us and takes us to the nearest window that is not an ilusion.
I am not sure if sparrows eventually learn the difference between mirrors and windows, but I certainly hope I do! If not, God will keep taking me to the window.