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Exodus 8-10

In taking a closer look at the 10 plagues on Egypt, I noticed that 4/10 or 2/5 of them involved wild creatures.  God used frogs, gnats, flies and locusts to show His power against Pharaoh, so Pharaoh would let His people go.

After Pharaoh didn’t release God’s people from slavery, God made frogs go onto his bed and onto him.  God made gnats get on men.  God made flies get on Pharaoh and made locusts eat all the plants and remaining fruit.

I like to imagine Pharaoh in a rage yelling, “I’ve had frogs on my feet, gnats on my nose, flies on my face and locusts came from nowhere and ate my lunch!  This is the stuff of nightmares!”  Then, Moses would try hard not to laugh.



John 14:2-3, Isaiah 11:6-7, Revelation 21, 22, 4:3-5

My family has a habit of reading the devotional, Our Daily Bread each day.  Recently, one writer wrote about someone who assumed Heaven is boring.  The writer quickly mentioned that when they went to the Grand Canyon, they were in awe at one part of God’s creation.  The author concluded that Heaven would not be boring.  I would like to add reasons I think Heaven will not be boring:

  1. Jesus will be there!
  2. Wolves, lions and bears can reside there (like a beautiful zoo with no cages).
  3. The sun is not needed because God Himself provides all of the light with no night.
  4. The River of Life is in front of God’s throne.
  5. Lightning and thunder come from God’s throne.
  6. There is a rainbow encircling His throne (no more waiting for the weather conditions to be just right for a rainbow).
  7. The main street is made out of GOLD.  God doesn’t have to mine for gold, since He can just make it.
  8. New Jerusalem’s walls will be decorated with jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, amethyst (my favorite), etc.  Is that enough precious stones for you?
  9. There are lots of mansions in Heaven.
  10. Jesus said He’d “prepare a place for you” which implies individual things might be included, like your favorite wild animals.

Will Heaven be boring?  Maybe one day’s highlights would be strolling down the golden street, hugging a lion, and doing a backstroke in the River of Life while watching lightning shoot out from God’s throne.  That sounds exciting to me!  Why would God make Himself a boring place to live?  That’s an insult to Him.  God is GOD and everything will be perfect.  Trust Him to provide eternal entertainment.