I’m not a Walrus.. Kookookachoo… but it wouldn’t be the worst thing

31 Jan


My 6 year-old and my 16 year-old and I watched An Arctic Tale tonight…Here is what I learned:

  • Don’t mess with a Walrus…
  • Walruses have a lot of personality…..
  • Walruses aren’t designed for mountain climbing…..
  • You can’t hide from a polar bear under the snow.. they can smell what is under at least three feet of snow
  • If your group is caught between a fox and a hard place a leap of faith inspires the whole flock
  • An itch is an itch and an itch must be scratched no matter where that itch may be
  • A 6 year-old might not be suited for watching cute little arctic animal die..
  • Baby Narwhals, no matter how small, just aren’t cute…
  • Big arctic animals are scary and some are downright creepy…
  • Wildlife cameramen have incredible jobs…
  • I would never want to be a wildlife cameraman (they get really close to big scary arctic animals and they film cute little arctic animals dying)
  • Instincts of wild animals are amazing to observe…
  • Instinct looks a lot like love and nurturing…
  • As Creator, God thought of blubber, camouflage, instinct,  tools like claws and tusks…. those are for those arctic animals

Luke 12:6-7

6 “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins[b]? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. 7 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

Those are the words of Jesus.. He wasn’t talking to Polar Bears, Walruses, or Narwhals… He was talking to those around him who were listening about not being afraid of what would happen to them when they trusted in Him….

In Arctic Tale I saw a walrus protect her baby, a polar bear search for food and other animals do things that were pretty extrordinary, but I never saw any of them not attempt something because of worry or fear… We have the “tools” of intelligence and reason yet we tend to lack trust in One who values us more than those animals he equips…

Maybe the trust of a walrus is what God is looking for in me and what I need to have……….kookookachoo

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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in Devotions, Faith, Life Stories


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