Wisdom of Geese

I confess that I never held a great deal of respect for geese on the farm. To me they seemed the most unlikely examples of wisdom of any of our animals. What I had forgotten to take into account was their creator. He places a message within every part of his creation…even geese.

First they stick together. One gosling wouldn’t last five minutes alone but from the moment he or she is hatched they  stick close behind the one who will fight to protect them.

Second they love to communicate. They honk when danger is close and they will hiss at an enemy if it comes too close.

Last of all they stay in the place where they were born till they grow strong. Then when the Autumn winds blow they prepare for the journey that lies ahead before Winter.

Yes even geese can reflect the glory of God. Sticking together communicating and preparing for the journey are the wisest choices anyone could make. Who ever called you a silly goose had no idea the complement they were giving!

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord , have not forsaken those who seek You.
Psalms 9:10 NKJV

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

On the top of the mountain sits Springfield Farm where I’ve been a caretaker for over 25 years. I’ve seen and photographed. hawks, geese, a blue Heron, all sorts of butterflies and deer but never a bear. Last night our friends came upon as this full grown black bear went for an evening stroll. He just quietly ambled by within about 50 feet of their truck and then crossed over the road, through the soybean field and down into the deep woods! There are times when God says “Be Still” so that He can show us something. Maybe I have spent 25 years rushing around too much, but I am grateful for friends shared their photos and experience with me!

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10


Riding on a Donkey

Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.  John 12:14-15

The fact that Jesus chose the most humble animal to ride as He entered Jerusalem gives me hope. Like the donkey most of us are not powerful, wealthy or amazingly smart. We are just ordinary people in ordinary neighborhoods with everyday problems. Why would God, the universe creator, the King of Glory, the glorious and holy ruler of all life be interested in us? How could we dare even think that we could bring our need for daily bread and forgiveness for our sins to him?


We can hope because our king is coming, not to conquer us or arrest us but to help us. He is coming humbly to take His throne and righteously rule over the life of anyone who will welcome Him. He knows we are afraid. He understands the feelings of our weaknesses. He has faced every temptation we have, yet without sin. He has tasted death for everyone who has ever lived. He is coming, to be our king, seated on a donkey, so we will not be afraid. Today is the day to greet Him with palm branches along the path. He is coming to us and He has chosen to give His life for us again today!