21 April 2017

This 'n' That

My house sits a few doors up from a small pond, and each year there are one or two pairs of ducks that come to nest. By now they've learned that they can find food in our backyard, so I watched again last night as they waddled through the grass to munch on some corn.

I love observing these creatures. I find it so fascinating that the male stands back and waits, keeping guard while the female eats her meal. Animals act on instinct, yes, but his protection and care for his mate is nevertheless worth noting.

Now, does a female duck think extensively of her mate's care for her? Of course not; she simply knows that he is watching over her for her protection. Still, it offers us a sweet and simple picture, does it not? Just as God cares for these simple animals, so too does He care for us.

In fact, our Good Shepherd is always protectively overseeing and always lovingly guiding. How easy it is to follow such a One as this! I love the picture of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd; nothing could be more appropriate for us helpless, dependent sheep!

Well, in spite of a slightly disjointed introduction, let's get this post rolling, shall we? It's Friday, which means you are obligated to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Should we sing that song?
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • So, what if Christ hadn't risen?
  • What do Coptic Christians believe?
  • Spiritual abuse exists in all corners of Christianity, even those that are theologically straight-laced. We do well not to close our eyes to it.
  • Bible backgrounds are important.
  • We need to conduct one of these experiments in the US. I'll volunteer.
  • This kid needs to listen to some Bing Crosby. That voice can calm down anybody.
  • Lots of free books.
  • S. Lewis Johnson on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5:

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