A man found an eagle's egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eagle hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.
All his life, the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet in the air.
Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.
The old eagle looked up in awe. "Who's that?" he asked.
"That's the eagle, the king of the birds," said his neighbour. "He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth -- we're chickens." So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that's what he thought he was.
They lie on the Table side by side; The Holy Bible and the TV guide.
One is well worn and cherished with pride; No not the Bible, but the TV guide.
As the pages are turned, what shall they see; Oh, What does it matter turn on the TV.
So they open the book in which they confide; No not the Bible the TV guide.
The word of God is seldom read; Maybe a verse before they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be; Not from reading the Bible, from watching T.V.
So then back to the table side by side; Lie the Holy Bible and the T.V. guide.
No time for prayer, no time for the word; The plan of salvation is seldom heard.
But forgiveness of sin, so full and free; Is found in the Bible, not on the T.V.