Not long ago, I mentioned that God teaches me lessons of life through nature. And today was no exception.
Earlier this morning, I looked through the window, and found two of our chickens had broken out of the chicken coop. Now we live on a farm, with a large area of open land for our animals to graze. But when I ran outside to catch the hens, I found three hungry cats.
Of course, I realize some people allow their chickens to run lose. And I’m not someone who hates cats…but cats do what cats do best. They are predatory creatures, with ravenous appetites.
So, my husband got a net, and within a few seconds he rescued the youngest hen. Thankfully,she has been returned to safety with the rest of the chickens. But the older hen, had other ideas. She wanted her independence, to run around the yard without restrictions.
After a time of chasing the hen, my husband said, “just let her go, and if she survives, maybe she’ll come back to the chicken coop by nightfall.” So, he left the door open to a smaller pen, and headed back to the barn.
After the excitement was over, the Lord showed me the lesson: “People often want to run free, living with no restrictions. But, I see the enemy prowling around like a hungry cat. When I chase them, it’s because I love them. But after a while, I must let them go to face the consequences. The door is open for repentance and salvation. But one day it will be too late.”
I guess we all know someone who is running from God. I pray they will find safety under His protection.
Be blessed, Donna