“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.” Job 12:7
The day is fast approaching. As it gets closer, the world becomes more and more tense. Can you feel it? Can you see the evidence of it? People rushing here and there trying to get all they have on their lists accomplished. Children filled with anticipations and expectations. All in preparation for THE DAY!
Oh, if we could only channel all that energy and excitement toward the coming of the Lord! If only we could quiet our souls and wait patiently for Him. And while we wait, do good in a world that is filled with chaos. All we need to do is watch the animals to see how it is done.
Two dogs meet for the first time. They sniff each other; they check one another out; when they are satisfied, they begin to romp and play with one another. The birds that gather around our pond are respectful of one another. They give each other space to do what the Lord has created them to do. The fish swim and the birds fly. The cows give us milk and stand hours on end just chewing their cud. The horse carries its riders wherever they want to go-some of them pull the plow or the family buggy. The dog gives pleasure and comfort to its owner and his family. Even the wild animals have their places of honor in creations. Watch the animals and you will understand what is required of mankind and the world will no longer have rule over you.
“…what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”(Micah 6:8)
One day we will dwell together in peace and harmony (Isa. 11:6-7). If the animals, that we assume were in the stable the night Jesus was born, could speak our language they would tell us, that this baby was God who came to earth and dwells among us to teach us how to live and how to love. When we finally learn that lesson, He will come again and take us Home. Home is a place of peace and harmony living in the presence of and with the Lord God.
In the genre of the animals, Isaiah says it this way:
“In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child ill lead them all. The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and the calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow.” (Isaiah 11:6-7)
O, MAY WE ALL FIND SUCH PEACE!
Dear Lord, you have made all things and each one has a place in your heart. I pray that I will fulfill the reason for which I was created and bring You honor and glory. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN
Job 12:7 John 1:29 Luke 2:7 Isaiah 65:25 Isaiah 11:6-7
(C) Rev. Betty A Beach-Connell 2018