Monday, 30 March 2009

God's Protection.

I saw an interesting nature programme on TV the other day. A wolf cub had been injured in the wild and abandoned by its mother. He was all alone, frightened, hungry and defenseless. Left there he would soon perish.

The TV crew and resident vet tried to capture him and send him to an animal hospital where he could be treated and looked after until he is strong enough to be released in the wild once again. Every time they approached the wolf cub he bared its teeth and attempted to bite his benefactors. Eventually, he was caught and taken to the hospital where, within weeks, he was well again.

When things go wrong in our lives we too tend to behave like that wolf. We are angry, we’re concerned, frightened even - about the future and about what's happening to us.

And we go on the attack. We believe that God has abandoned us, just like that she-wolf abandoned her cub. We blame Him for what's gone wrong, and we rebel against Him.

When we behave like that, we shut off a channel of communication with God.

When God is temporarily put aside, He doesn’t stop loving us; but we block His influence to do good in our lives.

Like the wolf cub, every time God tries to help us we bare our teeth in anger. Our behaviour is futile and un-productive.

The wolf did not realize that by being caught he’d soon improve his hopeless situation. But we should know better, and trust our Lord rather than lash out at Him without thinking.

“I will be with you always, to the end of time.” Matthew 28:20.

2 comments:

  1. You have a depth of understanding which comes from being honest, having gone through difficulties in life and I believe this adds depth and meaning to your posts. I am blessed by them. Being a blog writer, it is good to be refreshed and this is my pool provided by the Lord. Thank you for being available to Him to bless others. I appreciate you and praise the Lord for your posts on this site. W McCallum

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  2. Thanx for your kind comments. Looking back, everytime I had difficulties in my life He was there for me. Even though at the time I rebelled and didn't appreciate His nearness.

    Vic M

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