A pair of turkey vultures sat
high in the branches of a tree
as the young campers cars arrived
as far their eagle eyes could see.
They’d seen them come and go before
and they’d never done any harm.
They wondered what would happen this time
since the weather was so warm.
They talked to the lowly sparrow
whom God’s eyes were always set on.
The sparrow told them not to fret
because God’s care is never gone.
They watched the campers from above
as they sang and as they prayed.
They seemed to love God’s great beauty
when they studied and when they played.
As the campers left the camp
the vultures bowed to pray
and thanked God they could share their world
with God’s people another day.
And they asked one another
if those campers who looked so odd
could see the wondrous beauty
and know it was given from God.
Just then the sparrow flew by
and gave both vultures a wink
and said, “they worship our God too!
at least that’s what I think.”