“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.”
It is amazing to think about it. When we are in the woods or at a zoo we may see a deer, a moose, or a bear. But how often do we think about how they live in the wild? They grow up, they find mates, and then bear their young – repeating the cycle again and again.
With no help from man, they understand instinctively what they were born to do. They know how and where to forage for food. They build their dens and protect themselves and their families from the elements. God has placed in the very core of their being the ability to live and thrive in a wilderness setting.
We could learn a great lesson from them if we would only listen. They teach us to find our place in God’s kingdom, then live out our lives in devotion to that call, whatever it may be. We need to find and accomplish the Lord’s will for us as individuals – this is where our fulfillment is found. We need to be who we were created to be.
Take the time today to praise God for such a diverse and wonderful animal kingdom. It is truly a precious gift that God has made mankind the caretakers over. Give God glory for His awesome kindness towards us. Seek to hear from God concerning your purpose. Strive to know and accomplish God’s plan for your life.