Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Helping the Wounded


A lot of animals like to visit our yard. 

This year a family of seven geese have settled here. The little ones have grown from puff balls to nearly adult size already. 

Two of the goslings have injured legs. I didn't know how the other geese would treat  them. Would they leave these two behind?

This goose hobbled along with the family.

Neither of the injured geese were ever alone. 

This animal family ate together.

Slept together

Swam together

Preened together

The family was relaxed in their routine while the watcher stood guard, ready to alert the family of danger.

There are times we all feel wounded. 

Perhaps hurtful words said by someone else. 
Maybe we disappointed ourselves with what we did or said. 
An important person didn't recognize our work, 
or we weren't included when others were chosen.

As a member of God's family, you can know you are safe. Never left behind. Have access to food, a place to rest, and the company of others.

As a member of God's family, we can feel relaxed, knowing Jesus is our watch keeper. Standing guard, protecting us from harm, and giving us the freedom to go about our duties.

For today's comment, please say a thank you to Jesus for what He has done, is doing, and will be doing for you.

I'll start. Jesus, there is an endless list of things I could be thanking you for at this moment. I'll say only one since you know the others that are in my heart. Thank you for my family.

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Janice said...

Jesus, I thank You for the words You spoke in John 14, words of love, words of comfort,words that bring Your peace that passes understanding. Thank You for showing us ways to make this world a more peaceful place.

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