Saturday, August 9, 2008

Easily Amused: It's a Gift

“119 Illegal African Clawed Frogs Seized in Nevada,” read the headline. According to the Associated Press, wildlife officials raided three homes in the Reno area and captured the frogs in question. It seems that these hooligan frogs can destroy native frogs and “entire ecosystems”. No charges have been filed so far. Thankfully, the people in possession of the illegal frogs are fully cooperating with law enforcement to “get any and all prohibited frogs off the streets,” the Nevada Department of Wildlife stated on Wednesday.

If you think this story is funny, you should knock it off. It is actually based on one of the earliest biblical mandates. Remember when God gave man dominion "over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (Genesis 1: 26)? He was probably thinking about African clawed frogs when He said that.

The prophet Zechariah warned against despising “the day of small things” (4:10). The news is filled with wars and rumors of wars, famines and earthquakes. I was grateful to come across this happy story of the brave men and women keeping the streets of Nevada safe for law-abiding frogs and people alike. What small but significant job has God assigned to you today? Let us embrace the tasks that lie before us, no matter how inconsequential they seem at the time.

May you feel His grace today,
Gail W.

The last Word:
A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
Proverbs 17:22, KJV.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Gail, Thanks for commenting on my blog about my grandmother. I deeply appreciate your prayers. I am home and just continue to await updates, but your comment came to my cell phone as I was landing in the airplane back home. Perfect timing for your encouragement. Just wanted to say thanks a ton!