Everyone knows that ducks have webbed feet, don’t they?
Sitting quietly in my prayer time, I saw a duck, just his head and unmistakable beak peeking out at me from behind a hedge.
And then, I saw his feet, entirely the wrong kind of feet for a duck..
“Lord” I blurt out, “Why have you given that duck those feet”
Just the kind of question, I thought, just as quickly as the question was out and ringing in my ears, that you should not ask the Lord, our Maker. After all we ought not to ask the Lord our Maker why He makes one Pot differ from another.
Also, I could hear the words of Solomon, the Teacher;
‘Watch your step when you go to the house of God” and “Don’t speak impulsively – don’t be in a hurry to give voice to your words before God.”
Oh, so gently but firmly, the Lord replied;
“It is not about My giving Ducks, or my children the wrong feet. But about my Children wrong footing it. And choosing the wrong shoes.”
What are the right shoes for God’s children?
Are we all properly dressed?
In Ephesians Paul writes;
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace.
“I could wish,” said the Lord Jesus, “That all my children took time to make themselves ready, and prepared themselves with the study of the Word of truth before engaging in argument and endless, pointless conflict amongst themselves. How are any to prove effective in publishing the Gospel of Peace to the World if they cannot have peace amongst themselves?”
I am still considering all this, and praying about it, and for my church, your church and every church that names itself for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Teacher tells us “Go near to listen, rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools.”
You are very welcome to think with me and offer your comments.
Picture: I am unsure of its origin…
Scriptures: Ecclesiastes: 5 and Ephesians 6. 14-15