This poem is based on the Animal Parable Bible Story, Rockwell’s Dream.

Elijah the prophet appeared before the king and boldly declared that there would be no rain. God then told Elijah to go to the wilderness where He had commanded ravens to bring him food. Rockwell’s Dream is about the ravens that fed Elijah. This parable reminds people that God will provide all their needs if they only trust Him.

There are many verses in the Bible that inspired this story and poem including these two:

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. — Psalm 104:10-12 NIV

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds. — Luke 12:24 NIV


God Made Today

By Harrison Woodard

There was no rain

The earth was dry

“What will we do?”

The flock did cry.

One lone voice

With wisdom from on high

Said, “Follow me and see,

God’s deliverance is nigh.

But Rockwell was no prophet

The smallest of his flock

“What do you know?”

The others did mock.

But Rockwell was true

And obeyed to the end

He would fly east

There will, he could not bend.

God gave them food

And a miracle spring

The flock flourished

Often, they would sing.

There was one more point

In this happy tale

God used Rockwell’s flock

To serve Elijah well.

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