I’ve been watching a few nature programmes on TV in the last while and have been struck by the how protective and nurturing the mother and/or father of the children are whenever danger arises. In many cases the parents seem will to put their own lives at risk for the sake of their offspring.
While watching these programmes I was reminded of the similarities between these animals and God, in that both God is always there for us, protection and directing us. Just like the young animals, they may not always be aware that their protectors (their parents) are looking out for them, we may forget God is always with us protecting us, but just when we need Him, He is there. What protection! What reassurance that should be for us.