The crow was flying in search of some shade to beat the scorching sun and came and settled on a dried branch of a tree. The tree asked the crow, “There are so many greener branches, why did you choose this dry branch which may fall any time?” “I place my trust in my wings and not your branches so I will not fear anything that provides me support” retorted the crow and flew into the distance.

Everything we consider safe and secure need not protect us always. We may have seen several people rising like the phoenix bird from their failures and suffering. Lord Jesus Christ who was rejected by the world and born in a manger is the wealthiest man on this earth. Considered as the unluckiest family by the world, the Holy Family’s anchor and strength was God. They attained heaven by placing their trust in the Lord. We attribute the failure and success of a person by the material things they own. Like the crow which placed its trust in its wings, some of us filled by the love of God place our trust in the Lord. When we face the New Year deprived of even the basic necessities of life the Lord reminds us to place our trust in Him and to hold on to this faith tightly.

“Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended” (Isiah 60:20).