Sorry I’ve been so lax on the postings. I haven’t had any motivation to write … anything. But a friend, S4L, reminded me today that I should write again and that if I wait for motivation, I won’t write again. You know what, she’s right, so here I write … lol
Life in the flat lands has been fine. It’s starting to warm up and feeling springy. It wasn’t much of a winter, which I’m thankful for, however, it doesn’t help with the dry conditions. There have already been several wild fires, which is strange. When we lived here before, it was so moist out, there were no wild fires. Weird to come back to a dry Midwest. It will be interesting to see what the summer will be like, however, I can wait to see that and just enjoy the temps that are now.
On St. Patrick’s day, we picked up our grandkids from school in our green van. My hubby had a tee shirt with a green plaid vest & bow tie screen printed on it, in addition to wearing a green bow tie. I had on a green sweatshirt with green shamrock clips in my hair and green beads. Our grandson made it to the van first and said, “Whoa, that’s a lot of green you’re wearing!” As our granddaughter was tied up and taking longer, hubby got out of the van to wait for her. The car behind us saw him and started laughing at the getup. She finally arrived and tried not to react. Darn, she’s getting to that age where she tries to not react to the crazy things we do. I guess we’ll have to try harder!!
My oldest sister has me hooked on National Geographic’s Live Wild Safari, which is online twice a day, morning and night drive. You can only watch it online through the live feed. As I won’t ever physically be able to go to So. Africa to go on safari, it is so much fun to watch, when I can and when there is no problem with the feed, the wild animals they come in contact with.
There have been several leopards they follow. They are such beautiful kitties! One has quite the personality, while the other that is the same age, just ignores the vehicle & camera. They walk right next to the vehicle and just look at the guide. The one with the personality actually charged the vehicle and stopped close, just because he could. It even looked like he was chuckling after he did it.
Today they went to the hyena den and found the mom and three cubs. It was late afternoon there and starting to get dark. The mom was getting ready to hunt, leaving the cubs at the den. The guide said they were going to leave the cubs as they didn’t want to call any predators attention to the cubs while mom was gone. They were so cute. Before mom left, one of the babies walked right up to the vehicle and looked at the camera.
One never knows what will happen on each drive. If interested, the live feed is from 10am – 1pm Eastern time and 12am – 3am Eastern time, everyday. It is quite fun as you can interact with the driver/guide through twitter or email. Click here if you’d like to check it out. During off hours, they run a loop of what is seen on that day’s drive.
Watching these animals and how they survive as part of the food chain, I’m reminded of a passage I read this morning: Matthew 6:25-34 – Do not worry.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We humans are much more valuable to God than any bird or animal. If we truly follow Christ and have Jesus in our hearts, there is no reason to worry about anything as He provides. The question is, can you surrender and wait in faith for His provision?