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Birds signify the presence of God, whether in the form of the dove that signaled the presence of the Holy Spirit at the time of Christ's baptism, the mother eagle that cares for its young, or the sparrow that signifies God's concern for the most insignificant living things.
More Symbols of Christianity:
The Human Body as a Symbol
of the Sacred
The Face of Jesus as a Symbol of Faith
The symbolic power of simple shapes
The significance of color
in Christian symbolism
Food symbols in Christian tradition
Christian ship symbols
The Ankh Cross
The Jerusalem Cross
The Maltese Cross
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.