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Lessons from a Mother Moose

Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.  Romans1:20 NASB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Amazing what a mother moose and her baby can teach about the Lord Jesus, Creator of all things.

We were in Alaska visiting family before returning to our home in Surprise, Arizona. While out on the back deck—which is ten feet above a little forest, I saw movement. I looked down to see a six-foot-at-the-shoulder mother moose and her baby standing fifteen feet away. She was black, sleek, and full bodied. As I watched her eating mushrooms, I thought about what she revealed about Jesus—since He is understood by the things that are made.

The mother moose taught me about God’s attributes. As this scene was complete and beautiful, so God is all-knowing. She also taught me about God’s power. Her baby was created and born to be just like her. Finally, she taught me about God’s love. He provided the mushrooms she was eating that would make her strong so she could feed her baby and protect it from danger.

A relationship with God—which includes eternal life, starts with the new birth John talks about in chapter three of his gospel. The Father’s love for mankind is a matter of history, summarized on the cross and received by grace through faith.

Salvation is just the beginning of an ongoing personal relationship with God. Having a daily close experience with the One who loved us enough to give His Son to pay for our sins is one of the most important life-changing pieces of wisdom we will ever gain. And there is a revelation in nature that teaches us about Jesus the Creator.

Make it your task to learn a bit more about both of God’s revelations: His written Word the Bible, and His handiwork, Creation.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Robert L. Segress

The Rev. Dr. Bob Segress served as a licensed psychological clinician for twenty-five years. Upon retiring, he served for fifteen years as a prison minister. Retiring again, he began writing full-time after a period of boredom. He has written: The Biblical Approach To Psychology while serving as a college educator, The Shelton Series, and, in 2012, Ten Years Inside Shelton Prison. Currently, he writes for several publications such as Halo Magazine.