This video is amazing! No wait... AMAZING! Have you seen it? Well, if not, you will probably wonder why you are watching this most of the video but stick it out because by the end, you will be amazed.
Did you guys catch the crocodile!? Have you seen anything like that!?
This crazy scene in creation gives us a very clear picture of what believers in Christ need to be like. What a picture of how we have got to fight for each other. The enemy wants to single us out, isolate us and devour us. And not only us but our brothers and sisters in Christ too. He wants to keep us, and them from being effective and contributing the unique gifting they have to offer toward the Great Commission for God's glory.
Just like the herd, we have to be willing to get out of our comfort zones and step into dangerous places to defend and protect each other.
The world will know Jesus is God by our love for one another. That is flat out mind blowing and convicting. By our love, our unselfishly choosing for another's highest good, a non-believing world will know Jesus is Lord. We need to stand with each other and fight for each other even if we disagree on non-essential issues. It calls for us to believe the best about others and see them through the righteousness of Christ, the way the Lord sees us. We need to fight for and honor each other not because they "deserve" it but because that is what the Lord does for us. We need to love because God loved us first.
And this love is only possible through the strength and enablement of the Holy Spirit. Love is a fruit of the Spirit, not a fruit of trying real hard. Therefore love is a fruit of yielding. Here's a video making this practical.
When was a time you've seen a believer defend and fight for another believer even if they didn't totally agree with the person? How did it make you feel/think?
What believer in your life is like the baby water buffalo?
How can you fight for them?
This post is part of a series called Creation Revealing the Glory of God. Catch the rest of the posts below.
Sound; From Stars to Snowflakes
Blueberries from Blossoms
Telomerase & the Carrier Protein
Deep Sea Creatures
Hard-Wired for God
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 14 years serving with Master Plan Ministries where she is the Women's Development Coordinator. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, A Devotional Journey through Judges, and Discover God's Calling for Your Life. Most recently her resource for Bible studies, The Connect Cards was released by Cru Press. You can find her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram, periscope, blab and her author site.
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