Sharing is Caring
Please can I have some more?
In the Bible in the book of Hebrews 13:16, it says, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." We could learn well from these little creatures God made.
All creatures of our God and King
Job 12:7-10 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. 9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?"
Even though this little squirrel is not part of our livestock, he is a welcome guest and another proof of God's creative ability.
Rooster on the Roof!
This past Sunday Morning, our Old English Bantom rooster, named Lil Rooster, flew on the roof of the barn. I was remeinded of these verses from the Bible as he sounded off. A fitting scene as we made ready to go to church.
Psalm 150:6 "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."
Psalm 148: 10-13 "wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, 11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, 12 young men and maidens, old men and children. 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens."
Ella The Beautiful
The chicken who couldn't lay an egg.
Proverbs 31:8-9 "New Living Translation" Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice."
Ella is one of my Rhode Island Red chickens I bought for laying eggs. All of the other chickens I got with her are laying just fine, but Ella just can't seem to lay an egg. When she was young, she developed a lame foot and had a hard time walking, but by the goodness of God and some TLC, she made it. She still limps and is smaller than the other chickens, but to this day, no eggs. She is also often picked on by the other chickens. However, the Bible speaks of a better way. We are to care for and love the unloveable or in this case, the chicken who couldn't lay an egg. The"normal" practice for a chicken not laying is to put them down. (Have you ever watched "Chicken Run?") Jesus taught us something different. He gave an example for how to treat the unfortunate and even though he was talking about people, I wanted to demonstrate that type of love to the animals he has blessed me with. Ella is now and will be until the day she passes a part of our family. I look out for her and chase away other chickens when they pick on her. In response, Ella runs up to me every time I go in the pen and waits till I pick her up. So the lesson for today is always show kindness to the less fortunate and never join in with those who choose in any way pick on them because they are different!