Sunday, 2 December 2012

Little Robin redbreast.


My little Robin Redbreast visiting the garden this morning, all fluffed up against the freezing temperatures.....

A little story for you,

On that first Christmas, it is said, the night was wrapped in a bitter chill. The small fire in the stable was nearly out, and the Mother Mary worried that her baby would be cold. she turned to the animals about her and asked them for help.
"Could you blow on the embers," she asked the ox, "so the fire might continue to keep my son warm?"
But the ox lay sound asleep on the stable floor and did not hear her. Next, mary asked the donkey to breathe life back into the fire, but the sleeping donkey did not hear Mary either. Nor did the horse or sheep. She wondered what to do.
Suddenly, Mary heard a fluttering of little wings. Looking up, she saw a plain, brown-coloured little robin fly into the stall. This robin had heard Mary calling to the animals and had come to help her himself. he went over to the dying fire and flapped his wings hard.
His wings were like little bellows, huffing and puffing air onto the embers, until they glowed bright red again. He continued to fan the fire, singing all the while, until the ashes began to kindle.
With his beak, the robin picked up some fresh, dry sticks and tossed them into the fire. As he did, a flame suddenly burst forth and burned the little bird's breast a bright red. But the robin simply continued to fan the fire until it crackled brightly and warmed the entire stable. The Baby Jesus slept happily.
Mary thanked and praised the robin for all he had done. She looked tenderly at his red breast, burned by the flame, and said "From now on, let your red breast be a blessed reminder of your noble deed."
And to this day, the robin's red breast covers his humble heart.

Isn't that lovely?
Found here;

Blessings for a peaceful week ahead.


  1. That's just got to be one of the sweetest stories I've ever heard!

  2. What a lovely story. I definitely going to explore your link. I'm in the process of planning a community christmas event for the 12th Dec and a few stories like this would be great. Jx

  3. Last time I heard that story I was listening to my teacher, I was about 8yrs, and remember thinking I must look for that story but never did find it until today - thank you
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

  4. How sweet! I do so love robins. When we got married, one got into our wedding venue and was with us the whole evening :)
    Victoria xx

  5. Hello my sweet Julie! Oh, I am so happy to see a glimpse of your little robin. You know how I adore the British Robin and I adore you! I love this wonderful story, it is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing dearest heart! Sending you lots of love and hugs! Keep warm and cozy with Jack and Rosie! Love you much, Paula xoxo

  6. Thank you for sharing that lovely story with us. Philippa xx

  7. That's a very sweet story, aren't robins cute. Sarah x

  8. I will think of this story each time I see robins now; it is so sweet.

  9. What a lovely story!

    Wish you a happy new week.

    madelief x

  10. Hi friend! Oh, that is ever so sweet! I do love robins. They are so kind, like the one who led Mary Lennox into the Secret Garden.

  11. Aaaah! What a lovely story. I'm leaving this post with a smile on my face.....

  12. What a beautiful story. I love robins. I had a little one always come down at lunchtime to watch while we ate outside our caravan. We can never be lonely while there are birds and animals around us. xxx