Friday, August 7, 2015

Wisdom of the Frog by Allen Jones

This is a picture of a lovely window that you will see if you ever happen upon our KJLY studios in Blue Earth MN.  It’s a beautiful work of art  to see before coming into the studio, and it also serves as a nice reminder of why we are broadcasting in the first place.

Upon, a first look, you may think that this picture is just a picture of a window, but do you see anything else?  Something...well, kind of cool (at least in my opinion).  

It’s ok I’ll give you a minute to peruse...think of it as a “Where’s Waldo”game…..

Any luck?  If not, don’t fret, I’ll direct you!  Take your gaze to the upper right hand corner of the window, it looks as though there is a little grey spot splotted onto the wood.

This is no mere grey splot though...this is in fact, a gray tree frog, hanging out in the light that comes from the window!

A couple of weeks ago after leaving the Faribault county fair , my wife and I came back to the studio briefly;  as we came out the door, we noticed that there was a tree frog clinging onto the glass of this window!

As I mentioned, the glass lights up at night,and this VERY intelligent frog makes a nightly climb up to the window; then proceeds to feast upon the bugs that are drawn to the light.

I have had the chance to see this a couple of times now, and I am so taken by the intelligence of this frog! I am also taken by the fact that this wisdom should be applied into our own lives.

Every night, the frog climbs to a window painting of a cross.  It is there that he is provided for.  It is there that he finds what he needs.

This little frog get’s to feast under the light of the cross.

So, how about you?  Have you found the wisdom of the frog?  Have you climbed to where the light of the cross shines?  

It is there, under the light of the cross that we will be taken care of.  That our Lord will provide what we need.

We simply must take in the same journey of this little frog; and that is to climb to the cross.

It is there we can finally relent.  Be made free of the sin that has enslaved us for so long!

Let his light shine in our lives.  And there under the cross, under the arms of Christ, we will have all we need.

Psalm 91:1-16                                             He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...