Soon it will be the season for the peepers to sing, one of Spring’s delightful sounds. Then come the bigger frogs, a gardener’s best friend. And to think that God cares about each one, even as He cares for you.
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
God and Frogs
I read a story about a woman who needed to go out in the pouring rain for a tool she had left in the garden. The weather made her decide to wait until the next day to pick it up. But the chore niggled her mind for the longest time until she felt compelled to go outside and retrieve the tool.
As soon as she walked outside she noticed the swimming-pool water rippling in one spot. She leaned over for a closer look and discovered a frog, its legs pedaling frantically as it tried to get out. She was able to pull the creature to safety with the help of a broom.
Forgetting about her garden tool, she went back into the house, amazed. She hadn’t wanted to go out but God had nudged her to sacrifice her own comfort for that of a lowly frog. She thanked Him for using her to save one of His creatures. “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26)
God also tells us in His Word that He knows how many hairs are on our head. Imagine! That He would be so concerned for every part of His creation, especially us humans, is enough to make us want to thank and praise Him every hour. His Word tells us not to worry or fear, but we do. And in the doing, we show that we don’t trust Him as He would like us to. It is said that there are 365 Bible verses that tell us not to be afraid. That’s one a day for a year.
Psalm 91 says that we “shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” when we trust in Him. This psalm of Moses compares our heavenly Father to a mother hen who protects her brood under her wings. “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge … Because you have made the Lord … even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you …” (Psalm 91 in part)
We can be assured of God’s rescue in any circumstance, including times when we feel like we’re floundering, like the frog, in the midst of life’s stormy waters.
Lord, thank You for caring for all of Your creation, including frogs. And especially for caring for us through Your Son, Jesus, who loved us enough to die for us. Cause our hearts to trust fully in You in the midst of all circumstances. In Jesus’ name, amen.