Saturday, August 6, 2011

Horton Hears a Who

Have you seen this cute movie? If not, here's a basic summary. Horton, who is an elephant in the Jungle of Nool, is splashing in a pool and finds a flower with a small speck on it. He figures out that there is a place called "whoville" that exists on this tiny speck. Horton makes it his mission to place this speck in the safest place (on the top of Mount Nool); therefore, keeping the citizens of Whoville safe. During the course of his journey up this hill, he encounters setbacks, but he promises the citizens of Whoville that he would place them safely on top of Mt. Nool. Horton tells the mayor of whoville, "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant
An elephant's faithful, One hundred percent."

Those words made my eyes tear up, as I sat and thought about how faithful our Daddy is to us. Moses tells us, "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged" (Deuteronomy 31:8). He tells these words to the new generation of Israelites that are about to enter into their promised land (like the citizens of Whoville who were about to be in their promised land at the top of Mount Nool). The Israelites were about to encounter battles to encounter and overtake the land that was promised to them. I am sure like the citizens of Whoville, they were afraid of not being able to make it through all the encounters that they would face. Like Horton the elephant, God goes before us in all situations and reminds us that He will never leave us. He will always be in our midst.

And as Horton promised, he delivered the citizens of Whoville to the top of Mount Nool safe and sound (oops, sorry for those who hadn't seen the movie and didn't want to know the ending...I think I just ruined it for you...LOL). Our God is the same way, the promises that makes us are never empty promises. Our Daddy cannot fail toward us and will continue to always help us in our time of need.

I pray that as you read these words, please remember that no matter what your path in this journey we call life, leads you down, God is always there, ready and will to give succor to those in need. He loves you so dearly. Share His love with others today! Let them know of God's promises to them. Let them know that He is an omnipotent and omniscient and can supply all of the needs, heal their hurts, and give them peace in the midst of their storms.

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