It had been many years since I saw Penguins at the Zoo. So this was going to be a highlight for me. And indeed it turned out to be just that as the first little fellow ran towards me in greeting with his little HAPPY FEET.
The sign said there were 17 distinct Penguin specie represented in their KIND. I stopped to think how many ethnic groups God had made out of Adam and Eve.
The terrain in the Penguin House was rough considering they had no legs …only feet and bodies like bowling pins with tiny appendages for wings. Yet they scaled their man made mountain with craggy peaks by jumping. I watched as some lost their balance and fell. It was hard work for them to get anywhere within their landscaped habitat.
As I rounded the other side of the exhibit, to my surprise there were about 50 Penguins surrounding a man with food in his hands. I watched as some came right up to him; as others seemed indifferent and disinterested in the food. Then there were yet others who were out further to which the man tossed fish though the air to reach them because they could not draw close to him.
Two things came to mind as I watched the trainer feed the Penguins. The first was that He was not standing up towering over them. He was sitting down among them almost at eye level. He reached into the bucket to get one fish at time. Then he fed one Penguin at a time as they gently came to him unafraid.
Then I was reminded of the story of Jesus as He fed the 5,000 while preaching the words of eternal life to them. Feeding not only their stomachs but also their souls.
This was Almighty God who came down from Heaven to become a Holy Human Embryo that became a child, who became a Man to walk among HIS Creation of Creatures that He created; so HE could be among them…at eye level. He came with an individual word of life for each one of us…to feed us personally. If we but reach out and take His Gift of Life that He extends toward us with His own nail scarred hand, we will never again be hungry or thirsty… forever.
Some of us are like the disinterested Penguins that stand off to the sides not caring about HIM or the food He will provide us. Others further out hunger for the food and so He throws it out before them in the hopes that it will draw them all the way in to the foot of HIS Cross.
God sent Jesus, HIS SON to liberate fallen captive souls from their chains of bondage. Souls that were created to freely roam the Universe and to enjoy all of His Creation. That Liberation Day is fast approaching both for His animals and for us, and a recreated pristine world is coming for all His Children to play on.
If you view the world through Biblical Eyes, you will see Crosses Everywhere.