Monday, April 13, 2009


Living on a quiet country road, our house is a prime target for people to drop off unwanted animals. We’ve had dogs, puppies, cats and kittens appear suddenly on our doorstep over the years.

Realizing that each animal is special in God’s eyes, we try to be good stewards of those sent our way. Sometimes we find a new, loving home for them, sometimes we must call the animal shelter. We even have adopted a couple of cats through the years if we felt we could be responsible for them.

One day an emu (a six-foot ostrich-like bird) appeared in our yard. We didn’t allow this strange happening to deter us from helping God’s creatures. Out into the yard we went . . . with a handful of feed to coax her to safety. Off into the cornfields she ran, never to be seen again. The question we ask ourselves: If she had stayed, what would the Lord have wanted us to do with her? Were we willing?

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her
young . . . . Psalm 84:3

Heavenly Father, please give me Your wisdom in every situation which I come upon. Even when I find an emu. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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