Natural Wisdom Part 2: Unexpected Allies
Every animal was created by God, so each animal has a part to play in God’s Creation-including animals we hate. The animals we hate the most could actually help us in our quest to protect the land, if we give them a chance. If we leave them alone we might reap the benefits.
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom.
If you missed the previous post, Natural Wisdom is about the many lessons God teaches through nature if we’re willing to listen. Working in and with nature is a very Spiritual activity, and we gain many Christian insights by being and working outside, gardening, and so on.
Looks can be deceiving. We all know that, right?? Heh heh. Well, we’re supposed to know it. Sometimes we still get that very basic lesson wrong even when we know better. I wrote a post by this very title a few months ago. Check out #shorts Part 27-Looks Can Be Deceiving.
God’s beautiful Creation, nature, has many kinds of animals and insects in it. Some of these animals are cute, friendly, and humans have a positive view of them. Dogs, for example, are beloved by people all around the world. Most people view dogs positively and associate them with good things.
But God Created other animals that don’t get the same kind of warm feelings from us. Creepy insects, slimy slugs, sneaky snakes, there are many animals in nature that people view negatively. People are afraid of them in some cases, or they may have negative associations about these animals. In any case, mankind doesn’t like these animals as much as the ones we view as positive.
And yet, as I said above, looks can be deceiving. Just because we don’t like an animal, what it does, or how it looks doesn’t mean it’s not a “good” animal. First off, we already know it’s good because God made it and said it was good when He inspected His work. So all the life on earth, including the insects and so on, are good.
But also, if we leave these things alone and let them follow their natural programming-which God gave them-they can actually help us in our quest to care for the land. The most hated of…