"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

All God's Creatures Part II

Poetry and Gabriel were entertained again yesterday by Mr. Squirrel.  They were mesmerized by him.  I thought Gabriel would be jumping up and down barking, but he just stared.  

After awhile Poetry reached up to touch the glass when the squirrel turned.  

It's interesting to me because these three different species of animals who were merely separated by a thin sheet of glass were in seemingly peaceful accord.  

It makes me think about love and fear and how people interact.  When we have proper boundaries in place we can live amongst people different from ourselves.  The sheet of glass represents proper boundaries.  It isn't a wall that we can't see over or through where the other people are hidden from us.  When we can't see people we are more likely to imagine all sorts of threats.  But we need personal boundaries otherwise we begin to think they are us and we are them which can lead to forcing our beliefs and preferences onto each other.  Instead we need to be able to see people--really see them in an understanding way--yet maintain our own integrity.  We can only do this if we are secure in who we are--accepting and loving of ourselves--otherwise, we'll feel threatened. The wall we throw up will be made of bricks instead of glass.  Taking the analogy a step further, the glass is fragile and capable of being shattered.  This is the risk we take.  But it's not really a risk if we know we are in God's care.

Father, may I never doubt Your Love.

Link to scripture:http://kingjbible.com/ephesians/3-14.htm

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