Are You Smarter Than a Goose? Ag in the Bible
Recently the young goslings have started getting outside, eating grass and weeds with supervision. Like youngsters of any species, their view of the world is innocent and limited, and they need protection to stay out of trouble and from those things that would harm them.
I was watching them learn to navigate the world, and pondering the story of following a goose. One of the youngsters distressed peeping brought me back to present. The gosling had fallen backwards off a block border, and was stuck on its back.
As the gosling tried to right itself, one leg was tangled on a weed. It stopped fighting for a minute and allowed me to help by removing the weed. Once the barrier was removed, the gosling righted itself and protested the unfairness of life. In the unprotected life, it’s a very dangerous situation. The gosling was helpless from a predator looking for a meal of gosling.
How often do we get stuck, thinking that we can’t make it because it’s too hard? Do we let someone remove the weeds binding us?
Sometimes friends can’t help us. Sometimes we need to rely on more than ourselves to get out of a situation that we’ve gotten ourselves in to. Sometimes we think it’s worse than it really is, and we get up safely and carry on.
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. ~ 1 Timothy 5:5
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.Proverbs 11:25
Are we smarter than a gosling? Asking, calling out for help when needed need not be a bad thing. It’s people who think it’s weak, a reflection of their own issues.