Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Frog and the Gator

     My aunt in California sent me this picture to blog about.  What do you see from the picture?  I see three things that we could draw an analogy from.  I usually stick to one topic but I'm going to go for three on this one.
     First, it reminds me that we should choose our friends wisely.  Not everyone you consider a friend has your best interest in mind.  I think if this alligator really just wanted to give his frog friend a lift, then he could have done it with a closed mouth. I think the gator has a secret motive, 'lunch.'  Psalm 10;7  ''Their mouths are full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under their tongues.''
     Secondly, it reminds me of how we don't know when the Lord will return or call us home and we need to always be ready.  Matthew 24; 42-44  ''“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.''  That frog has no idea how close he is to death and it can be over for him in an instant. 
     Thirdly, it reminds me that if you play with danger, you're going to get bit.  The frog thinks he is just going to sneak a peak into the darkness of evil and yet he's not only risking his toes but his very life.  Proverbs 22;3  ''The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.''
     A picture speaks a thousand words but I'm not going to say or type that much.  God does speak to us thru nature so does the picture say any more to you?  I'd love to hear.