I read about them this morning in Zechariah.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary online a harpy is an evil creature that is half-woman and half-bird.
Greek Mythology goes a bit further. Not only is a harpy as described above, but the harpies were the ones who punished people, stole food, wreaked havoc in people's lives.
Zechariah 5:9 says, "Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork."
Stork wings are huge. They are black featherers at the tips. They are wings that are long and broad and encourage soaring.
I tell you, I've read the Bible loads of times (even the passage quoted above) and I never noticed the harpies before. It is amazing the things you find in God's word.
Actually if you have time read Zechariah 4 and 5. Besides harpies, we read a famous verse in 4:6; are reminded we should not despise small beginnings in 4:10 and back in Zechariah 1:15 (oops -- not even in these chapters) we are reminded that God wants us to share (which Blogger and Judge Tim Fall mentions today too).
Life is a whole lot better when we share what we have with those who don't have.
(And I remember I wondered myself if I was a Harpy back in June of this year. If you want to read that entry click here. The answer then was probably yes. The answer today is no....)
Share, watch out for harpies, and enjoy the sunshine (Three pieces of advice that will help you have a great day)!