Wisdom From The Animals: Day 14

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Wisdom From The Animals: Day 14

For meerkats, family is important whether the family member is biological or not. These affectionate and social creatures recognize each other’s voices and depend on one another for survival. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” applies to the meerkats because they look after and babysit each other’s children. 

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28

I was fortunate in my childhood years that I spent time with my extended family. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that others didn’t experience the same upbringing. I didn’t realize how special those times were because those times were my normal. Family was highly valued. When I became a Christian, I entered into a different family that included people not related to me by blood. Those who didn’t experience family bonding growing up became part of my faith family. I value them as much as I do my biological family. All of us as children of God are raising one another up to a mature faith.

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To view all of my posts from the 31 Days Writing Challenge 2015: Wisdom From The Animals, click on the icon above. I hope you’ll come back to visit over and over again. I’d love for you to follow me on the blog or any of my other social media sites. Thanks! 

Blessings,

Mimi

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4 thoughts on “Wisdom From The Animals: Day 14

  1. This is so great! I was raised by a single mom who didn’t believe in God and when I became a Christian, I gained such a beautiful family. And now, I have friends who are family and it really does take a village to raise all our babies and I am so grateful for all of them! It’s so fun that God made the Meerkats to remind us of how to do this well 🙂 Thanks Mimi for this! Your posts make my heart smile so big!!

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