Animal House

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“Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” … And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.”

And then I’m pretty sure He said, “Ok, now put them all in cages and call it a Zoo.”

The San Antonio Zoo – what a complex place. On one hand, I see the animals pacing and I’m genuinely moved by pity for them. Why do we insist on doing this to God’s creation. On the other hand, we can’t exactly get to the middle of the ocean to see the life there, take pictures in Australia, Asia and do a safari in Africa and still make it back in time to get the horses fed. But, we can at the zoo.

I’m a reader. It’s unfortunate, but true. Sometimes it leads to information overload and inaction. But today it lead to an appreciation of a place I have always loved. I have always enjoyed the Zoo, so I was thrilled when my wife wanted to go there for her birthday. There were signs near every exhibit. Some animals were endangered – being studied and bred to save them from extinction. Some had been injured, like the bald eagle shown above. And yes, I’m sure some of them are simply too much of an attraction to not have on display. But what a blessing to some of the people who have no knowledge, or understanding, of nature and it’s wildlife. usually focuses on inspiration and take action types of posts. Well, today we rest.

Job 12:7 says:

Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.

So get outside. Relax. And Rest In Him.

Here are some clips from our fun and relaxing trip to the San Antonio Zoo.

This guy is 6000 lbs and can get up to 30 miles per hour. Damn.


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