"That your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God."
1 Corinthians 2:5
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rhinos remind me of Easter. I can hear the grummph and ragged intake of air in your lungs. Wait, just wait and let me "expound."
Black and white rhinoceroses are both gray. That was a new one, until I heard it at Busch Gardens. They do differ in physique in that their lips are different. White rhino have flat lips so they can graze the grasses. Black rhinos have a pointed lip in order pull leaves and fruit from trees and bushes. The white rhino has a large second horn too. But both are gray.
So why the name difference? Well the white rhino lives on the grassy sub-Saharan plains and to keep cool they wallow in mud holes. When the mud dries it appears white. Ahem, thus the name. That mud also keeps off bugs. (Man, I'd try that if it wasn't so messy for all our mosquitoes.) The black rhino appears to be darker without the mud. But if the black rhino rolled in mud, he would appear "white," too.
"He got us out of the mess we're in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on the course of action in full view of the public--to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured." Romans 3:24-25 (MS)
"Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered." Romans 4:7
No matter what our heart's color, God can cover it with the blood of His Son having paid our price for sins.
Rolling in God's protection not only gives us the new name as children of God, but He protects us from predators, even the annoying little ones.
I was born in cajun country. I now live in Florida with my husband Mike. My daughter Shelly, and Dan her husband, live close. My son David and his wife, Melissa, along with my three grandchildren live in Virginia. I love them all and thank God I have been so blessed.
I wrote tips for Focus on the Family "Teen Phases" magazine and have a short story in the "God Encounters" anthology. I have a story in the book, "Fighting Fear; Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle".
I once kissed, danced and swam with dolphins, and falcons have landed on my arm. Love my English Golden Retriever. I'm a sucker for chocolate and salsa.