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):
- A little bit about Ruth and Naomi.
- Should we sing that song?
- Um, okay...
- 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.
- Lots of free books.
- On praying.
- The finished work of Christ.
- S. Lewis Johnson on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5: