Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
For they all know
that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.
For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
and the breath of every human being. Job 12:7-10
A couple of days ago I looked out of the front window to see Bambi and a few other members of the neighborhood deer gang, chomping down on some our flowers. But it’s hard to be too upset at a little grab-and-run when the perpetrators are so beautiful.
Fortunately, our grandchildren were there to see the whole thing. They stood at the living room window, transfixed with delight. “The baby deer are soooo boooootiful, grandaddy,” Beks said, over and over. “Look how boootiful…”
Sometimes it’s good to just pause, and watch, and reflect on this amazing creation. How often do we rush past wonder on our way to an appointment with the mundane, so caught up in the frenetic pace of life that we miss life altogether?
It’s like our ongoing conversation about Moses in the Saturday morning men’s group, “God provides the burning bush, but it’s up to us to turn aside.”
Another day, another burning bush. You’re welcome to nibble a few flowers, Bambi, thanks for pointing the way back to God.